CNN News Report: Buying Beats Renting

CNN and Zillow report in the article “Buying beats renting in most U.S. cities”why home ownership is a much better value than renting–in almost every city across the nation. If you are debating whether to keep renting or make the investment into equity in your own home–this article is a must read, here are some of the key points made in the story:

  • In 75% of all areas surveyed, homeowners would reach a “break-even” point, where owning a home makes more financial sense than renting in three years or less.
  • Historic levels of affordability make buying a home a better decision than ever
  • Rent has risen more than 5% over the past year
  • Low mortgage rates

You can read the full article here.

Ready to make the step? Charter Homes & Neighborhoods creates Special Places for homeowners who value style, a great address, and an experience unlike any other. Our special places stand out from other neighborhoods in the area by design, by choices, and by industry leadership.

We design our homes with Living Design principles–features included in every home

  • Natural Light
  • Sight Lines
  • Great Spaces
  • Timelessness

We plan our neighborhoods to feel like special places, with large trees, small streets (to limit traffic and street parking), timeless home facades, and ample open space and natural scenery.

Then, we invite our homeowners to make their Charter Home their own–at Charter Colors, our own award winning design studio–where you can choose from endless possibilities to create your own special place.

Of course, you’ll be lead through the entire process by our passionate and knowledgeable team–creating confidence and excitement as you embark on the journey towards owning your new home.

So call us at 800.325.3030  or visit and see how we can make it possible for you to Live Someplace Special.