NOT owning a home does have its benefits | HDM 395

According to a survey conducted by the online platform Lending Tree in July 2023, 94% of respondents still see homeownership as an essential part of the American Dream. However, as the days and months pass by,  the realities of the current housing market, with its ever-changing ups and downs, have created a sense of hopelessness in so many people, particularly the younger crowd: no matter what they do, it’s unlikely they will ever be able to afford a house. 

But, what if this sense of hopelessness was simply a by-product of believing that owning a house is better than renting because it’s cheaper? What if this belief were simply not true? While no one can deny that owning the house you live in can be a rewarding, and even fulfilling experience, the numbers don’t lie: there are so many scenarios where owning property can cost you more (way, way more, in fact) than renting out. 

In this episode, I’ll share with you my story (and insights) on things you have to consider before buying a home and the importance of running your numbers before committing to homeownership. 

What you’ll learn about in today’s episode:

  • Some of the things to consider when buying a home
  • The numbers you need to compare for calculating the true cost of owning vs renting a home
  • Why my family is choosing not to buy a home and what we are doing instead.

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Resources from this episode


CBS News: Unaffordable homes in 99% of the nation.

CBS News: What it will take to make homes affordable again?

Rami Sethi: Why I Don’t Own a House as a Multimillionaire


Nerdwallet’s Rent VS Buy Calculator

Calculator.Net’s Rent VS Buy Calculator

Smart Asset’s Rent VS Buy Calculator

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#260 – How to Make Building Wealth A Possibility Now


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