I see a lot of people who are buying their first homes. They have often done the math, and determined that it makes financial sense to buy. It doesn’t always, though. If you move around a lot for work, for example, closing costs might make buying impractical. Buying also only makes sense if you are truly within the budget of what you can afford. I found this online: it is a great way of seeing whether it makes sense to continue renting for a while longer, or jump into the market.