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Does Home Ownership Get You Down?

An article in the New York Times addresses the male demographic's growing discontent with home ownership. According to research by the National Association of Realtors, single men make up only 10 percent of new home buyers, followed by single women at 21 percent, and the largest group, married couples. A growing number of men are looking back at their rental days longingly, for reasons practical, financial, and emotional.

Be it costly home fix-ups, longer commutes, lengthy maintenance projects, or strains on relationships, there are plenty of reasons to wish you still had a landlord. But then again, real estate is an investment — though these days you wonder, a good one? — and owning a home is the American dream. Tell me, does home ownership get you down? Are you discontent with owning a home?

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