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Rent vs. buy is a hot topic in the housing market these days and is a decision that stretches far beyond monthly payments. Over the past few months we have compared homes for sale and homes for rent all over the country with stops in Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Houston, Honolulu and Chicago.

Today, we are heading back to the Lone Star State of Texas to check out what kinds of homes in San Antonio you can either rent or get with a mortgage payment for under $1,500, $2,000 and $2,500. The mortgage payments are based on a 30-year fixed rate, with 20% down presently being quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace:

Compare Rent vs. Buy Monthly Payment Under $1,500:

For Rent: $1,300/month — 1726 Brogan Drive, San Antonio, TX 78232 (below):

For Sale: $1,349/month — 8419 Upton, San Antonio, TX 78254 (below):

Compare Rent vs. Buy Monthly Payment Under $2,000:

For Rent: $1,650/month – 17047 Ashbury Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78247 (below):

For Sale: $1,971/month – 226 Laburnum Dr, San Antonio, TX 78209 (below):

Compare Rent vs. Buy Monthly Payment Under $2,500:

For Rent: $2,200/month – 1 Towers Park Ln, San Antonio, TX 78209 (below):

For Sale: $2,360/month – 7306 Hovingham, San Antonio, TX 78257 (below):

About the Author

Lauren Riefflin manages news around Zillow Mobile communications and works closely with Zillow's real estate economists in preparing Zillow's real estate market reports. She also focuses on celebrity real estate news as both a Zillow Blog author and manager of celebrity content relationships.

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