Is buying a home always better? | Housing | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy

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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Hey Beauties,
I AM OFFICIALLY A HOMEOWNER & you are now viewing my unfurnished house tour, literally right after my closing! I’m super excited about the opportunity to accomplish this, as its been a goal of mine for so long! I said I’d be a home owner by 27, and with the grace of God, support of family and friends, and you all inspiring me to be better everyday–I bought my home at 26!

Want to see my updated living room tour? Click here:

I uploaded a vlog, on my vlog channel, that showed the behind the scenes of the purchase and all the details! Head there now to see it!

I’m super excited! It’s such an amazing accomplishment.

Home Decor Haul ep. 1:

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