Rent vs Buy - San Francisco 2 Bedroom Condo
Please Note: Rent vs. buy calculations can be performed a wide variety of ways, and results will depend on your own financial circumstances and economic projections. The below calculations simply represent one scenario.
This rent vs. buy analysis compares the cost of buying a San Francisco 2-bedroom condo at the June 2013 median sales price of $900,000 – adjusting for tax deductions and principal pay-down of the mortgage – with the cost of renting an SF 2-bedroom apartment at the June 2013 average asking rent of $4000/month (per MyApartmentMap.com).
Assumptions: 20% down-payment; 30-year fixed-rate loan at an APR of 4.5%; and closing costs; property taxes; ongoing insurance and maintenance costs; annual inflation and home appreciation rates - all at what seem to us to be reasonable projections. We've also used a combined income tax rate of 25% for the mortgage interest deduction. But especially when projecting for long periods of time, many of these figures are simply guess-timates. You may perform calculations based upon your own financial situation and projections here:
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