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Rent vs. Buy: Which should you choose?


Should you rent a home or buy one?

Many people struggle with this decision. To be sure, both options have advantages and disadvantages. For example, renting is more flexible and comes with fewer maintenance worries, but paying rent doesn’t build equity or amount to a long-term investment the way paying a mortgage does. Homeownership, a critical component of “the American dream,” provides a sense of permanence and security, but can be expensive if the home requires more maintenance or repairs than expected.

The decision is can have a big impact on your future, and it often comes down to personal preference and financial considerations. Luckily, there are resources available to help you weigh your options and come to the best choice based on your individual needs.

Of course, before making any life-changing decisions, it’s always best to consult a financial advisor who can assess your individual situation and help you determine the best course of action based on that assessment.

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Since we opened our doors in 1989, Tidewater has been offering personal customer service throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and West Virginia. Due to our dedication to helping homeowners buy, sell, rent, and maintain their properties, we have become one of the largest family owned full-service real estate management companies in the area.

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Tidewater managed my condo for 2 years. They were professional, promptly addressed service requests, inspected my property to ensure it was being properly cared for by the tenants and gave me ultimate peace of mind,…
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Tidewater has been managing my property in Odenton, MD, for nearly 5 years. They have been excellent in supporting my needs, and leave me feeling confident that my property is in good hands while deployed.…
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My experience was great! I had the pleasure of working with Melody Timmons. She was very responsive to messages and very communicative. She made every effort to accommodate us when scheduling a time and date…
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Tidewater provided incredible service as they managed my rental property for more than 3 years. The team is responsive, communicative, and professional. Highly recommend Tidewater Property Management!
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