Although the “Australian dream” is to own your own home, the option of renting may be more financially viable.

Analyse both of the options below and make an informed decision to determine which one is more financially viable over a period of 3 years.

Justify your decision.

** Option 1:**Buying a property considering:

- you purchase the property you have chosen ($560,615.26)
- you have your 20% deposit saved ($461,000.00) <- rounded up to nearest thousand
- you make your regular monthly repayments (3032.80) – 6.5% <- my regular repayment
- house maintenance expenses are approximately $4 000 a year (haven’t factored)
- property values appreciate by 7.7% per annum. (Haven’t factored)

*Option 2**: *Renting over a period of three years considering:

- You rent a similar property to the one you have chosen. As a general rule, weekly rent payments would be equal to $1 for every $1 000 of the value of the home. (value of home is $550,000 so $550)
- The deposit you have saved (same as in Option 1) will be invested into a term deposit for the three years at 5.25% per annum, compounding monthly (Haven’t done)

ethan Aug 7, 2014

#7**+13 **### Renting Balance after 3 years = 131,060-85800= $45,260

### Buying Balance after 3 years = $168,923-$12000 = $156,923

Option2 : Renting

Rent = 550*52*3 = $85800

$$\begin{array}{rll}

Future \;Value\; of \;term\; deposit&=&P(1+i)^n\\\\

&=&112000(1+0.0525/12)^{36}\\\\

&=&\$131,060\\\\

\end{array}$$

Well, buying appears to be the better option.

I am surprised I will admit, I didn't think the difference wouldbe this great.

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Melody Aug 7, 2014

#1**0 **

ethan, what do you mean that about the $1 per week when you rent the house?

DragonSlayer554 Aug 7, 2014

#2**+8 **

You are not supposed to ask us to "do it"

You are supposed to ask us to 'help you'

How much have you done for yourself. There as many aspects to this problem.

Melody Aug 7, 2014

#3**+3 **

What I mean is that the $1 every week for rent whichwould equivelate to $550 rent per week

Ive worked out most of the calculations. Pretty much anything in brackets next to the dot points I have worked out but I need help with factoring in the last two dot points of option 1 and I am struggling to work out the last dot point in option 2, I dont mean to ask for you to do it, I meant help, im sorry

ethan Aug 7, 2014

#4**+8 **

I have a couple of questions of my own in the buying options and I have given you a pointer in the renting option.

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**You need to work out what the two values-costs are at the end of 3 years.

**This can be done with different degrees on complexity depending on what level you are studying at.

** Option 1:**Buying a property considering:

- you purchase the property you have chosen ($560,615.26)
- you have your 20% deposit saved ($461,000.00)

Q: Where did $461,000.00 come from?? It is not 20% or 80% of $560615.26

- you make your regular monthly repayments (3032.80) – 6.5%

Q: Is interest charged at 6.5% p.a. ??

- house maintenance expenses are approximately $4 000 a year (haven’t factored)
- property values appreciate by 7.7% per annum. (Haven’t factored)

*Option 2**: *Renting over a period of three years considering:

- You rent a similar property to the one you have chosen. As a general rule, weekly rent payments would be equal to $1 for every $1 000 of the value of the home. (value of home is $550,000 so $550)
- The deposit you have saved (same as in Option 1) will be invested into a term deposit for the three years at 5.25% per annum, compounding monthly (Haven’t done)

How much will the deposit grow to after three years if it is just invested?? This is just a compound interest amount FV=P(1+r)^n

Melody Aug 7, 2014

#5**+3 **

1st question

Sorry, the 20% is not 461,000 that was for a different house that I had to do!, the 20% is $448,492.208 which then I would need to have rounded up to $449,000 so its per thousand which was for my other questions.

2nd question

Yes interest is charged at 6.5% p.a

Option 2 question

Oh thank you, I was not sure what Formula would be needed to solve/find the answer to option 2 (dot point 2)

ethan Aug 7, 2014

#6**+13 **

Option 1 : Buying

cost = $560,615.26 I'll round off to $560,615

Deposit = 0.20*$560615 = $112,123 = $112,000 (roounded to the nearest thousand - paid in cash)

A= Amount borrowed = $560615 - $112000 = $448,615

Interest on loan = 6.5%pa = 0.065pa :

i = 0.065/12 = 0.0051666666666 per month

R = Regular payment = $3032.80 per month

The time to repay the loan **n** must be determined.

$$\boxed{ \mbox{Present value of an ordinary annuity }\qquad

A=R\times\frac{1-(1+i)^{-n}}{i}}$$

$$\begin{array}{rll}

A&=&R\times\frac{1-(1+i)^{-n}}{i}\\\\

448615&=&3032.80\times\frac{1-1.005416666666666^{-n}}{0.005416666666666}\\\\

\frac{448615\times 0.005416666666666}{3032.80}&=& 1-1.00516666666666^{-n}\\\\

\dfrac{448615\times 0.005416666666666}{3032.80}-1&=& -1.00516666666666^{-n}\\\\

-0.198760908&=& -1.005416666666666^{-n}\\\\

0.198760908&=& 1.005416666666666^{-n}\\\\

log(0.198760908)&=& log(1.005416666666666^{-n})\\\\

log(0.198760908)&=& -n*log(1.005416666666666)\\\\

\frac{log(0.198760908)}{log(1.005416666666666)}&=&-n\\\\

n&=&\frac{-log(0.198760908)}{log(1.005416666666666)} \\\\

n&=&299.08\;months \\\\

Loan\; period&=&25\;years\\

\end{array}$$

So now you need to go backwards to work out how much is owing on the house after 3 years.

22 years of the loan is left = 22*12 = 264 months

$$\begin{array}{rll}

A&=&R\times\frac{1-(1+i)^{-n}}{i}\\\\

A&=&3032.80\times\frac{1-(1.00541666666666)^{-264}}{0.00541666666666}\\\\

A&=&\$425,394\\\\

\end{array}$$

Equity after 3 years without considering appreciation = $560,651 - $425,394 = $135,221

Equity after 3 years considering appreciation = $135,221 * 1.077^{3} = $168,923

Costs without any adjustments = $12000

Balance after 3 years = $168,923-$12000 = $156,923

Melody Aug 7, 2014

#7**+13 **

Best Answer### Renting Balance after 3 years = 131,060-85800= $45,260

### Buying Balance after 3 years = $168,923-$12000 = $156,923

Option2 : Renting

Rent = 550*52*3 = $85800

$$\begin{array}{rll}

Future \;Value\; of \;term\; deposit&=&P(1+i)^n\\\\

&=&112000(1+0.0525/12)^{36}\\\\

&=&\$131,060\\\\

\end{array}$$

Well, buying appears to be the better option.

I am surprised I will admit, I didn't think the difference wouldbe this great.

THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.. (lol)

Melody Aug 7, 2014

#9**+3 **### Renting Balance after 3 years = 131,060-85800= $45,260

### Buying Balance after 3 years = $168,923-$12000 = $156,923

Ethan has asked some questions via private messaging.

But I will continue answering here.

First I need to try and explain the numbers that my conclusion is based on.

For both renting and buying this person began with $112,000

The rest, rent and repayments was paid for out of future earnings.

The figures below relate to what this person has after 3 years. (This in effect is what the original $112,000 has becomes.)

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**Renting**: $112000 + interest on the term deposit - rent = $45,260

The amount has decreased because the cost of the weekly rent is more than the interest that is being earned on the term deposit. So this person has gone backwards he has less than he started with.

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**Buying**: This person will have some equity in his home. If he sells it he can expact to 'realise' $168,923. The rest will go to the bank to finish the loan. However there have been some expenses along $12000 of expenses along the way so this will have to be deducted. (Just like the rent was deducted)

So after three years if your rent then your saving of $112000 has reduced to $45,260

and if your buy then it has increased to $156,923

Is that a bit clearer now?

I think you sorted out the interest bit yourself? And yes our answers should be the same.

Melody Aug 8, 2014