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Renting vs. Buying a home | Housing | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy

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Uploaded on Mar 15, 2008

The math of renting vs. buying a home. Challenging the notion that it is always better to buy. Created by Sal Khan.

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Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: Is it always better to buy than rent? What if home prices go up dramatically and rents don't? How can we compare home prices to rents to figure out what to do. This older tutorial (low-res, bad handwriting) walks us through this. It is about housing but similar thinking can be applied to any rent-vs-buy decision (spoiler alert, Sal did eventually buy a home).

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