Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Rent vs Buy in El Paso : Real Estate Advice

  • All415
  • Local Info34
  • Home Buying115
  • Home Selling12
  • Market Conditions8

Activity 2
Wed Jan 22, 2014
Michael Bray answered:

Like you I made a choice to return to El Paso several years ago after having been gone for over 10 years. I am glad I decided to return.

I'm not sure how long it has been since you left, but El Paso has seen a dramatic shift over the past couple of years. We still have all of the same comfortable communities that you grew up in, but now there are so many more exciting choices to be had both from a purchase or rental perspective. In fact, I am working with a group to bring affordable condos downtown El Paso only 1 block from the courthouse!

I am also working with the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation to provide closing cost and down payment assistance to those who think home ownership is in their future.

Stephanie, I would love to visit with you more about the many choices that you have when relocating to El Paso. Feel free to email or call me anytime (915) 549-1770 or

I look forward to welcoming you back to El Paso!

Michael Bray
EXIT West Realty
El Paso Digital Ambassador

... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Thu Aug 2, 2012
Mike Ponting answered:
It will be easier to rent than to buy. When a landlord has your credit checked, they are looking to see if you pay your bills on time. In addition you have to ask yourself if you are living within your income. Too much in credit card debt will bring your credit score down along with not paying your bills on time. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Search Advice