It comes a time when you will have to move from the house where you have lived with your parents for a lifetime, and you probably have some questions in your mind. You might want to rent a condo or a studio, where you will pay rent, but some would think about buying a home. Let's see the advantages and disadvantages of those two options.
By renting a home, you will pay a monthly fee, which is probably smaller than the rate of a mortgage. On the other hand, if you pay a mortgage, you will probably pay for your own house, and even if you will pay for years, once the mortgage is paid, the house is yours. There are also risks involved in contracting a mortgage. If you will not be able to pay it for a while, the bank would take your house, and the money that you have already paid for the house would be lost. This is why it is recommended to take a mortgage only if you have a stable job that allows you to pay the mortgage with ease.
If you have the money to buy the house from the start, you should go for that option. It is a little hard, especially for the average citizen, but some might have the money to buy a home. As every house owner prefers cash, you will also be able to negotiate the house’s price, and to obtain a discount. This depends on the skills of the real estate agent to negotiate, so you will need the support of a professional on this matter.
Anyway, buying or renting a home remains a matter of preferences and financial possibilities. Even if you want to rent a home now, a day will come when you would want your own place, so if you can contract a mortgage, you should do it as fast as possible.