Keller Williams Mid Willamette real estate agent

Keller Williams Mid Willamette real estate agent
Steve Frisbie is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Oregon. REALTOR®. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Renting versus buying in Corvallis...

Tired of your rent going up? Consider buying, mortgage rates are low and you can lock in your payments for years.

Here's a little story from my past... Back in the 80's I lived in a 5 bedroom house down near campus a bunch of us rented for $1100 a month from what I recall. I got to talking with the landlord and they said they were thinking about putting the house on the market for 72K.

Now interest rates were in the 14% range back in '84-'85 and even with interest rates that high (we have it real good now with current interest rates, it's a great time to be buying) it would have saved us a bit of money to buy the house. Of course, we were a bunch of college aged kids all planning on going our separate ways and couldn't swing it, but it was an interesting thought.  Since I now have access to past listings I decided to look up the most recent sale, and that house sold in the mid-400s and was renting out at over 3K a month.  Woulda,coulda, shoulda...  anyways, I'm a firm believer that if you are planning on staying put for 5-6 years or more buying should be a strongly considered if you can make it happen.

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