Trulia offers Rent vs.Buy graph for undecided consumers by Sharon Hill in Real Estate 31 Dec 2012 Trulia offers a handy and easy-to-use rent vs. buy calculator. It calculates the average rent and sale price across all listed properties in a metro area, and then factors in the total costs of homeownership. These include closing costs, maintenance, insurance, taxes, and so forth. It also looks at the total costs of renting such as security deposit and renter’s insurance. It does have its limitat This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share rent vs. buy Sharon Hill Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.