House Payments Better than Rent?House Payments better than Rent? My most recent buyer's made the decision to move from Renters to Buyers because of the value of the payment. They figure they cannot control sales price (overall), interest rates (like the public has any control over that) AND were concerned about the future increase in rents. For them, it made sense. For each person, the decision to become a homeowner is personal and needs to fit their own situation. In light of all the news in the economy, firming up a housing expense that can be very reasonable for the long term may make a lot of sense. November 22 2011 - Sacramento00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.