ATTOM Data Solutions' Daren Blomquist Blomquist notes that home price appreciation continues to outpace rental growth in most markets.

IRVINE, CA—Is owning a home more affordable than renting one? The answer is not so cut and dried, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ analysis. In 240 of the 447 US counties with sufficient home sales data—or 54% of these counties—buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property.