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title: Why I rent apartments and have absolutely no dreams of buying a house
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- Finances
- Housing Market

Throughout most of my life up to this point, I've had my parents and relatives (and various other figures in my life) who have always stressed to me the importance of owning a house. This goes along with marrying someone, having two kids, and an appropriately sized living area that also serves as an asset.

For a while, I've believed in this advice - it made sense to own something that could only generate money over time as a valuable asset, especially during the time when house prices were only going up. I could rent out the space and pay off the mortgage while having a bit left over as pure profit.

However, after observing the mortgage crash,

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