Dice Financial Services Group

1716 N. Sanborn Blvd, PO Box 790 Mitchell, SD 57301


Phone: 605-996-7171

Toll-free:  800-658-3603 


Website: www.dicefinancial.com

March/April 2019

Buy or Rent

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If you’re young and starting out, home ownership may seem like an impossible dream. However, you can increase your chances by reducing your debt. Answer the following questions to see here you stand.


How much credit card debt do I owe?
Cards from department stores and gas stations are revolving charge accounts, and they often carry interest rates of 20% and higher. If you have a balance on a revolving account, consider paying it off first. Look at tackling high interest rate credit cards next.


What about my student loans?
Typically, student loans, held by federal agencies, have lower interest rates than other types of credit. So tackle debt with higher interest rates first.


So, buy or rent?
Work on your total-debt-to-gross income ratio. Depending on the mortgage provider, your ratio should range anywhere from 28% to 40% or so. Next, check housing prices compared to paying rent. If rent rates are reasonable and home sale prices are high, money talks. Don’t forget to compare other ownership costs, including insurance, taxes, maintenance
and travel to work.


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