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Response to Adrahil (Reply #65)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 03:53 PM

71. Thanks for proving my example

That renters are second class citizens who are lesser people. Paying for a roof over your head is not throwing money away. In return, you get a place to live.

Renting allows flexibility and for me to not find someone (and pay them) to deal with a problem. I'll never mow another lawn again and I'm fine with that (I think they're a waste anyways). It comes with less up front costs (a security deposit is a hell of a lot cheaper than closing costs, home inspections, commission, lawyers, etc and you have a chance of getting the former back). Some apartment complexes have things like gyms, pools, etc (that you would have to pay hefty fees for in a condo community) but are instead included in rent.

I've done more home improvement projects than most people do in a lifetime. The thought of them makes me vomit.

My sister has lived in the same apartment for 5 years. She doesn't own either because she's the same way as me. My parents might have tried to raise us to be homeowners but they did the opposite.

The Atlantic also has articles about the millennial generation and home ownership. I suggest you read them. There's been a real attitude shift among generations about them. Perhaps then you'll see my perspective. (I'm guessing you're a boomer).

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