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Rent vs Buy in San Mateo County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 18, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Rent to own properties are rare. I strongly recommend that you rent, and rebuild your credit until you qualify for a mortgage.
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Sat Jun 25, 2011
Shelley Linde answered:
Ah ....Alj, you were just looking for a rental. I see your interested in a rent to own. It is virtually impossible
to assist you over the internet. I would sit down with you for a bit and review what we have that may interest you.

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Wed Jun 1, 2011
Phyllis McArthur answered:
It reall depends on what you want. Renting gives you the freedom of coming and going as you please, yet your dollars are paying for someone elses mortgage.

Owning your own home, (at the right time and right price) gives you the freedom of knowing it's "home" and nobody can evict or raise your rent.

With that said, if you do decide to purchase a home be absolutely sure it's what YOU want and not what friends, relatives, or even Realtors tell you to do. Be sure your finances are secure and you will not be counting pennys to make you home payment.

I have friends that are renting and they are very happy doing so.

Phyllis McArthur DRE#01303020
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Wed May 5, 2010
Lex answered:

The plan would be to begin building shortly after getting the land. We'd just slowly begin adding the necessary facilities to lead up to building the yurt (i.e. solar, well, septic, etc).
I'm unclear about the term 'depreciate' when it comes to real estate. What did you mean by that?

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