Rent vs. Buy Analysis

This form will help you to decide which is the better choice, renting or buying. Based on the numbers you enter here, the program will calculate the return on a real property investment and compare it with the return on the same investment in an alternative such as a money market, savings account, or mutual fund.

When you have completed the form, click on "Calculate". The results of your analysis will be displayed in a few seconds.

Purchase Price
Down Payment
Term (yr)
Annual Home Value
Appreciation (%)

Your Tax Bracket (%)
Current Rent
Payment /mo
Rate of Return on
Other Investment (%)
Time Period
for Comparison (yrs)