Renting vs. Buying Podcast

Home Ownership 101 Series

In this podcast, Donna Medina, a Financial Wellness Relationship Manager for Regions Bank in Nashville, Tenn., discusses the factors to weigh when deciding whether to buy or rent a home.

Tune in through the link below to hear Donna’s thoughts on the following:

  • Calculating the costs of buying a home
  • The monthly expenses associated with renting or buying a home
  • Other factors that can help you decide which option is best for you

Get the transcript.

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This Next Step Podcast is part of our Home Ownership 101 series presented by Regions Next Step –advice, tools and resources to help you get closer to reaching your unique financial goals. From buying your first home and planning a home renovation to everything in between, Home Ownership 101 offers advice to prepare you for every step as a homeowner.

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Donna Sue MedinaAbout Donna Medina

From her Southern drawl to her favorite movie, Sweet Home Alabama, Donna Medina enjoys life in The South. True to her Southern roots, Nashville is home and she enjoys the all the cool local sights, hot sounds and hip artists of the Nashville area. She has an adventurous spirit that has carried her high into the Rocky Mountains and as far away as Alaska, where she worked on a commercial fishing boat to help pay her way through college. Photography is her passion and she loves capturing places and experiences on film.

As the youngest of four children, Donna learned that hand-me-downs and homemade clothes were in her future unless she had an entrepreneurial financial plan. This experience fueled her personal wellness strategy: set a goal, make a plan, take action and save-save-save, achieve that goal!

Mixing her passions of entrepreneurship, teaching and helping others, Donna is an experienced Financial Wellness Relationship Manager at Regions Bank. Having been with Regions for nearly 30 years, Donna’s previous leadership roles as a Branch Manager and Personal Banker gave her the working knowledge to prepare for providing advice, guidance and education.


This information is general educational or marketing in nature and is not intended to be accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. Statements of individuals are their own—not Regions'. Consult an appropriate professional concerning your specific situation.