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Buying vs. renting in Boston: What’s the better option right now?

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With the traditionally busy spring real estate market almost upon us, we thought we’d re-ask that eternally burning question: Is it better to rent or to buy-slash-own in the Boston area?

We re-ask because neither prices nor rents show any signs of really dropping significantly—even as new developments pop up like sunflowers in a Dorchester front yard. Perennially high demand continues to gobble new supply, in other words.

So! Is it better to beg, borrow, and steal (or something like that) to buy? Or to rent in hopes of an opening down the road or just because it’s cheaper in the short term?

After all, you never know what might happen.

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