With mortgage rates at historic lows for a while now, monthly mortgage payments are less than monthly rent in 42 states here in the US, according to a survey by GoBankingRates. South Carolina is one of them! See their chart of the states here.
Because of rising rental rates here in the Charleston area, this is definitely true for Charleston. As an example, paying $2,000 monthly rent would be approximately the same as purchasing a $315,000 home with a potential monthly payment of $1,939. That includes an estimate of taxes and insurance too!
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