Buying a home cheaper than renting, but the gap narrows

Young professionals are better off buying a home than renting one, but it’s not nearly the deal it was three years ago.

Buying is 44 percent cheaper than renting in Broward County, according to, a real estate website. That’s tied with Syracuse, N.Y., for the nation’s third-highest difference, after Houston (46 percent) and Baton Rouge, La. (45).

In 2012, with home prices rebounding from the bottom, buying beat renting in Broward by 56 percent.

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