All things being equal, if You could afford to buy and chose NOT to, then there would probably need to be a pretty compelling reason.
If You look at it from strictly a historical standpoint, rents are up and seem to be trending higher, home values are low, and interest rates just hit an all-time record low. If You believe in "buy low and sell high", then there's Your answer. However, there are plenty of reasons to Rent as mentioned in the above article. If You don't fit that criteria, You should be a Buyer for sure :)
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