Should You Rent or Buy a Home?

USA Today - Since the real estate bubble burst, the American dream of homeownership has fizzled.

Since the real estate bubble burst, the American dream of homeownership has fizzled.

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Also, online calculators don't tell people about all the hidden costs of homeownership, according to a University of Georgia study released last year. That especially hurts lower-income people, who tend to buy older homes that need more repairs and are less energy-efficient, says Russell James, a co-author of the study who is an associate professor at Texas Tech University.

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