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Is It Cheaper to Rent or Buy a Home in Rolesville?

Surprisingly, renting and buying a home cost about the same in North Carolina. But while our state’s average rent is about $1,175 compared with $1,089 for the average monthly mortgage, it is actually more expensive to rent an apartment in the Raleigh area.

Why It’s Smart to Buy a Home

The Zumper National Rent Report ranks Raleigh among the top 50 most expensive places to rent a home, alongside Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Sacramento, California.

But if you want an affordable option that is close to Raleigh, you might want to consider living in Rolesville. Here’s why.

Rolesville is Cheaper Than Raleigh

Today’s average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Raleigh is $910, though rent skyrockets the closer you get to downtown (about $1,500, according to RentJungle). Monthly mortgage payments for a home in Rolesville are much lower.

Commute Times are Short

Rolesville sits off Louisburg Road about 15 miles north of Downtown Raleigh. It’s a 30-minute direct commute to downtown from the heart of Rolesville (and from neighborhoods like Cedar Lakes).

This Area is a Great Investment

Buying a home is one of the largest investments that you may make. Homes are relatively inexpensive now, and Rolesville is set to see appreciation over the next few years.

I Can Make Home Buying Easier

a family in RolesvilleI hope this information has helped you decide whether to rent or buy a home in Rolesville.

If you want to learn more about this area and about the homes that Rolesville offers, call me at (919) 426-3037 or email me at I have been selling real estate in Rolesville for more than 30 years. I would love the opportunity to help you find your first home.

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