Hidden Costs of Home Ownership
It is hard to swim against the current of the American Dream. Ads are telling us that now is the best time to buy a home. Hillary and I have chosen to rent a home and we are not missing home ownership. The other night Hillary said that she would not be disappointed if we never owned a home again. I would agree based on our current experiences with renting.
Upon arriving at our rental our water heater broke and because we were renting, we didn’t have to pay for a new one. Recently our washer started making really loud noises and we didn’t have to pay to have that replaced. Our landlord is very gracious and has made renting a great experience. Yesterday I read this article from USA Today which went through 20 hidden costs of home ownership. When the culture says bigger is better, renting a smaller home is worth considering in our opinion.