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rent or own ?

Posted by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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we currently pay rent on the townhouse we live in. we have rented for a few years now, apartment  and townhome. we want to rent a house when our lease is up. well, actually my husband wants to buy and i want to rent. we've been in the same location for about 6 years but are planning to go about 40 min. more south when moving. so that is why i'd prefer to rent a year to "test the waters" there. would you own or rent then? and by the way, do you prefer having maintenance/staff fix your housing/yard problems or for you yourself to fix the problems?

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bmw29
by Bobbie on Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM
I prefer owning our home. I'm never comfortable in a rental. I've only rented twice in my life and both places sucked. We bought this house at 20 and never looked back.
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whitmomoftwo
by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM
We rent everywhere we go, husband is in retail management and gets relocated every few years.
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lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM
I prefer to own. I like being able to do what I want with my house/property and our mortgage payment is actually less than when we rented.
Nikaniko
by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM
We rent and will for a long time. My husband is military and we move around every 4 yrs give or take.
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melissa632
by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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We rent a house. I'd like to own someday. I do like having maintenance & pest control included in my rent, though. We're not in a position to be paying for any major repairs right now.
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tifferie
by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM
We are renting for a tear. We have the option to buy if we like the area. We are new and don't wanna be stuck in a house if the area doesn't agree with us.
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jillbailey26
by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM

If I were moving somewhere new, I'd rent first, to make sure I liked the area.  Once we figured that out, we'd buy.

I do prefer having things fixed for me, at no cost though, lol.  We rent a house so the yard stuff is up to us.  Everything else is fixed through our landlord.  

It's a trade though.  You pay more for rent than you would a mortgage.  I'm sure it balances it out the cost of upkeep.


"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

styler7
by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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Rent, military.
My husband has 4 yrs until retirement and we will buy then ;)
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our3
by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM

I prefer owning and fixing my own things. I rented for years and now am finally rent and mortage free, it was so worth the move out of state.

babydue1105
by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM
I own and prefer it to renting. But if I was moving to a new area I would rent for a few months first.
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