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The Eternal Debate: Buy Versus Rent

A Curbed reader emails, "Here's an article from the NYT today in regards to renting vs buying. I would like to get the general opinion of the visitors on the site regarding the recommendation." Ah, the eternal debate. To help you make up your mind, check out what Felix Salmon correctly identifies as the coolest part of the article: the interactive buy-versus-rent calculator (read Felix's post for ideas on how to tweak the calculator for best results). Also for consideration: March rental market data from Citi-Habitats by neighborhood—it's tight out there.
· Buy Versus Rent Interactive Calculator [NYTimes]
· A Word of Advice During a Housing Slump: Rent [NYTimes]
· The NYT's Buy vs. Rent Calculations [Felix Salmon]
· Rental Market Update: Landlords Happy [UrbanDigs]