The decision to rent vs buy is a timeless issue. Every renter and every homeowner has probably considered it at some point.
A lot of thought goes into this decision. I would not recommend basing your whole decision on just what the numbers dictate. As with anything financial, there are emotional and personal factors that will influence your decision, even if that means deciding against what “makes sense.”
With that being said, this is an issue that I am in the process of figuring out right now. My g/f and I pay about $1,000/month in rent right now. There are plenty of $200,000 houses around where I live, which would equate to about the same monthly payment.
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