Even with the housing market collapse, the American dream of buying your own property seems to still be popular. I recently asked if you would be content with renting forever and forgo buying a house, and the response was pretty surprising. About 66 percent of you say you eventually plan on buying your own home. Here's what people had to say:
- No! I hate renting. I can't wait to get a house of my own and stop having to deal with so much junk. — amber512
- I'm in no rush to purchase a home. I'm single and I don't want children so renting is not a problem for me. — pwest99
- I have no interest in maintaining a lawn, doing home repairs, doing time on an HOA board, or anything else that comes with home ownership. Sadly, Mr. Blonde wants to buy something eventually, but I'd be happy renting the rest of my life. — smart blonde
- I'm with smart blonde regarding most of the responsibilities. Also, I don't like feeling attached to a piece of land. That said, if I fell in love with some city/house, I would considering committing to it. — runswimmerrun
For more reader comments, read on.
- I bought my first house when I was 23 and it was the best thing I ever did. There is more responsibilities when you own but it's well worth the investment. I can't imagine wanting to rent forever - I don't want to pay someone else's mortgage. — bluebellknoll
- I have not yet found a place on earth where I'd like to live forever. I would want it to be somewhere where all my friends would stay for a really long time, too. I have a horrible time making big decisions, so if I bought a house I'd probably end up disliking it in some way very soon, and constantly want to make changes. In a rented place, that's not an issue. I have a fantastic landlord right now, who fixes everything, and for free, and it's pretty awesome. — RoaringSilence