Buying is cheaper than renting for 27% of homes
If you’re wondering whether it’s cheaper to buy or rent, a new report has answered that question.
It’s currently cheaper to buy 27% of homes in Australia, according to PropTrack, although the numbers vary significantly from state to state:
- Northern Territory = 98% of homes are cheaper to buy than rent
- Western Australia = 62%
- Queensland = 51%
- Tasmania = 41%
- South Australia = 34%
- ACT = 29%
- New South Wales = 9%
- Victoria = 7%
PropTrack’s analysis relied on a range of assumptions, including that buyers would pay stamp duty, put up a 20% deposit, pay a mortgage rate of 4.62%, experience capital growth of 3% per annum and hold the property for 10 years.
While PropTrack found 27% of the overall housing stock is cheaper to buy than rent, buying turned out to be the cheaper option for 31.2% of three-bedroom houses and 52.6% of two-bedroom units.
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