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In Rent or Buy HGTV follows real people as they view properties and decide whether they want to rent or buy. Each episode profiles a potential renter or buyer as they view several house listings, some of which are on sale and others which are for rent. They then weigh the pros and cons of renting versus buying and assess their personal lives and financial decision before making the ultimate decision of renting or buying.

Rent or Buy is a Home & Garden, Reality series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on May 16, 2013.

Rent or Buy is available for streaming on the HGTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Rent or Buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, iTunes online.

Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on HGTV
1 Season, 14 Episodes
May 16, 2013
Home & Garden, Reality
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Rent or Buy Full Episode Guide

  • For Marissa and Michael and their dogs, having to deal with their current third floor walk up is really getting them down. She wants to take her time and buy a large place while he would like a luxury rental right now.

  • An active duty military family that has moved 10 times in 12 years is seeking stability in Howard County, Maryland.

  • Sarah and Patrick are on a tight timeline to find a new place since their landlord is moving back into their current rental. But it's okay as the house they live in now hasn't been well maintained and leaves a lot to be desired.

  • After living in his crowded apartment for over a decade, Jonathan has finally relented to his Aunt Margaret's request that he move.

  • Newly engaged couple Mike and Cara search for a larger home in some of Washington D.C.'s oldest neighborhoods. Choices abound in this booming section of the nation's capital between newer apartments and historical buildings.

  • New Jersey natives Sarah and Frank are ready to move out of their tiny apartment and get a bigger home near the Jersey Shore. He wants to rent close to the water in Asbury Park and she wants to buy near downtown Red Bank. They both agree they need more space for storage and a backyard where they can further their eco-friendly lifestyle and have a garden of their own. But can they agree on anything else and will they rent or will they buy?

  • Savannah couple Alison and Bart are selling their large single family house and looking to make a move. Alison left her corporate job to work from home and Bart is still in medical school so they are searching for a smaller home that can better suit their current needs. She wants to rent a modern, clean apartment near the water while he wants to fix up a historic Victorian close to the hospital downtown. Will they rent or will they buy?

  • She wants to rent; he wants to buy. Will they rent or buy in Delaware?

  • Soon-to-be-parents search within Philidelphia city limits for a house.

  • He wants to buy; she wants to rent. Will the buy or rent in Princeton?

  • She wants to buy; he wants to rent. Will they rent or buy in South Bay, CA?

  • Will a suburban couple rent or buy when they move to downtown Austin, TX?