4 reasons renting may be a better option

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  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    April 19, 2013 10:36 p.m.

    The writer could have simply stated that if you intend to live a 20-something lifestyle, then rent. This reminds me of my 20's.

  • John20000 Cedar Hills, UT
    April 19, 2013 3:30 p.m.

    Big supporter of the five years or more point.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    April 18, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    Interesting article supporting the thesis that it is better to rent than to own. A year ago, had one decided to roll the dice and jump in the housng market in Southern California one would have woke up yesterday to learn that your little home has appreciated 20-27% in some areas. While your more fiscally conservative twin found his rent increasing. and now to make the move, his 20% down payment increased by 20-27%. Life isn't fair and life is about taking educated gambles. With the economy turning around the smoking real estate deals from the last two-three years are harder to find. Flipping homes in the Las Vegas or Phoenix area might still be a good use of ones money.