We are often asked, “Should I buy or rent a home on Whidbey Island. The question always seems to go like this, “What can I buy for the same payment that I am paying for rent?” Our response is usually the same, “It depends”. There are a number of issues to consider with this question. What is your credit history? Do you have any funds available for closing costs and/or down payment? How long do you plan to live in the home? In our opinion, buying a home has many great benefits, from the tax savings, to long term investment potential, etc. together with just the pleasure of being able to paint the rooms the color of your choice, to enjoy making any changes you want. Basically making a House a Home. We recently read a good blog that has many great thoughts about this question. Check it out and let us know your thoughts. We are always available to answer questions and to help guide you through the purchasing process, if you so choose. Give us a call. We are here for you.