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Should you buy or rent a house?

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Last Updated: May 02, 2019, 11.52 AM IST
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Summary The income of the family will determine whether it can afford to rent a house, buy or remain neutral, that is stay on rent even though it can afford to buy.

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Price and rent are calculated for a readyto-occupy 1,000 sqft residential property.
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The Arthayantra Buy Vs Rent Report 2019 tracks the real estate trends in 12 cities across India to help you understand which are the places where you can buy a house and where it makes more financial sense to live on rent.

Assumptions

  • Price and rent are calculated for a ready-to-occupy 1,000 sqft residential property
  • Baseline gross annual income is considered to be Rs 8 lakh
  • Initial down payment amount equals 20% of the house price
  • Tenure for home loan is considered to be 15 years
  • Home loan lending rate is considered to be 8.55% per annum
  • Average savings rate to buy a house is 25% of one's annual income
  • Monthly EMI to be paid is equal to 50% of monthly take home salary
  • Property tax equals 1.5% of property value
  • Property appreciation not considered for EMI & down payment calculations
  • Rental security deposit varies from city to city

Property prices and rents have increased across cities
The key factor while deciding whether to buy or rent is the cost vis-a-vis the rental value. While property prices spiked by 11.59% over the past year, rents increased by 9.79%.

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Who can buy and who should rent
The income of the family will determine whether it can afford to rent a house, buy or remain neutral, that is stay on rent even though it can afford to buy. It will also help calculate how many years a household earning Rs 8 lakh per annum has to save to accumulate the down payment.

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Most affordable cities to buy a house
  1. Indore
  2. Jaipur
  3. Ahmedabad
  4. Lucknow
  5. Kochi
  6. Hyderabad
  7. Kolkata
  8. Bengaluru
  9. Pune
  10. Chennai
  11. Delhi
  12. Mumbai

Most affordable cities to rent a house
  1. Indore
  2. Lucknow
  3. Jaipur
  4. Kochi
  5. Ahmedabad
  6. Hyderabad
  7. Kolkata
  8. Chennai
  9. Pune
  10. Bengaluru
  11. Delhi
  12. Mumbai

Urgency-to-buy (UTB) ranking
This ranking enables people to decide whether to buy or rent. The UTB ratio shows whether rental yields are in line with property prices.

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The average monthly cost of renting is derived from the sum of rents and maintenance costs whereas monthly cost of buying is calculated by adding maintenance costs to EMI. A high ratio indicates buying as the best option and a lower ratio points towards renting as the best option.

SOURCE: Arthayantra Buy Vs Rent Report 2019

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