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The Big Debate: Buying Vs. Renting

Thursday 15 September 2016

A recent survey amongst UK estate agency members aimed to find out which is the cheapest option when looking for a home: buying or renting. Conducted by Relocation Agent Network, the survey found that buying a house continues to be the cheaper option.

Relocation Agent Network, the national network of selected estate agents asked its members whether it was cheaper to buy or rent a three-bedroom semi-detached house over the course of a 12 month period. 92% said that it was cheaper to buy.

The national survey also looked at the possible savings you could make when buying property. Again, based on a three-bedroom semi-detached house, member respondents were asked what they estimated the annual saving was from buying a property instead of renting one. 38% of member respondents stated that it was possible to save between £1,000 and £1,500 a year, with another quarter suggesting a saving of up to £2,000 could potentially be made.

So in terms of saving money, Relocation Agent Network’s survey results demonstrate that buying really is the preferred option. We understand that getting onto the property ladder can be challenging, but we’re here to help and guide you through the buying process. Contact your local Network member today to discuss your options. Each of them have been appointed the area’s Local Expert by Relocation Agent Network, which means – in our opinion – they’re the best estate agent in your local area to help you.


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About Relocation Agent Network. Relocation Agent Network is a national network of specially selected estate agents. All members are handpicked after thorough checks identify them as the best estate agent to represent Relocation Agent Network in their area. The Network provides coverage throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Relocation Agent Network is a division of Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, with more than 171,000 customers moved worldwide every year. In the UK, Cartus uses Network members to buy and sell homes for these relocating families. As well as relocating families moving with Cartus, Relocation Agent Network helps house movers in other parts of the country by referring buyers and sellers from one area to another.

Contact: For further information, please contact Louise Koncowski, Louise.Koncowski@Cartus.com or 01793 756045.

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