High rental rates near BART don’t necessarily equal higher mortgage rates. KQED recently posted this cool albeit somewhat depressing map showing you where you can find an affordable 1 bedroom near BART. While this may be hard to look at from a renter’s point of view, we need to remember that owning closer to BART does not necessarily mean you will be paying a higher mortgage. The housing market is definitely on fire right now but when you sit down and look at the numbers you would be paying to rent in a certain neighborhood you might just actually be better off by owning in that neighborhood. If you want to learn more – contact me and let’s discuss what options you have!