Real Estate Investing

Renting vs. Selling 101: The Homeowner’s Guide

Written By Belong

Last Updated Dec 1, 2023

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Choosing whether to rent out or sell your home is an important decision with lasting impacts on your wealth. This eBook includes advice from a CPA, asset manager, and realtors to help you understand the pros and cons of all your options.

Financial decisions can be intimidating in the best of circumstances, but they are especially so when it comes to real estate. Whether you’re actively trying to grow your investment portfolio, moving out of your first home and sad to leave it behind, or have inherited a property — deciding the best path forward may seem daunting.

That’s why we’ve interviewed some of the brightest and most experienced real estate and financial planning experts to bring you this no-nonsense, easy-to-understand and quick-to-read guide to renting vs selling your home.

How to Get Your Copy

You can access a copy of “Renting vs. Selling 101: The Homeowner’s Guide” anytime at this link. Read it online, print it, or share it as you like. Inside, you’ll find practical advice and a list of questions to consider to help you better understand your options.

What’s Inside

We cover the “must-knows” of several topic areas in this guide, including: 

  • Why you should consider both options before taking action
  • A rent vs. sell cheat sheet with specific pros and cons to consider
  • Detailed benefits and drawbacks of renting your property
  • Specific benefits and drawbacks of selling your property
  • Reflection questions about your unique financial decision to help you make the best long-term choice

Need One-on-One Help? Schedule a Complimentary Session

Belong is not a property management company. We’re the world’s first residential network, and we exist to combine rental home management with asset management, building wealth for our homeowners while taking great care of their residents.

As a service to current and potential Belong homeowners, we offer access to an asset manager’s advice for free. So if you’d rather not read our guide (or you just have more questions!), schedule some time to chat with us here and we’ll get you connected for a complimentary session with our asset manager. 

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