Tax credits, maintainence, association dues, equity…
Many potential first time home buyers wonder about the costs of owning home vs. continuing to rent. There are benefits and costs to both sides, and the answer really depends on your situation.
Buy vs. Rent
Here is a calculator from FICO that will work the details out for you. It asks you for a lot of details, then shows you how those work out to dollars in your pocket over the time frame you know you are ready to commit to.