NOT owning a home does have its benefits | HDM 395

Her Dinero Matters

Apr 11 2024 • 17 mins

Did you know that, despite the challenges of the current housing market, most Americans still consider homeownership an essential part of the American Dream? And yet sometimes a quick run of your numbers can reveal that owning property may not be as financially advantageous as you initially thought. In this episode, we’ll talk about the real cost of owning a home.

According to a survey conducted by the online platform Lending Tree in July 2023, 94% of respondents still see homeownership as an essential part of the American Dream. However, as the days and months pass by,  the realities of the current housing market, with its ever-changing ups and downs, have created a sense of hopelessness in so many people, particularly the younger crowd: no matter what they do, it’s unlikely they will ever be able to afford a house.

But, what if this sense of hopelessness was simply a by-product of believing that owning a house is better than renting because it’s cheaper? What if this belief were simply not true? While no one can deny that owning the house you live in can be a rewarding, and even fulfilling experience, the numbers don’t lie: there are so many scenarios where owning property can cost you more (way, way more, in fact) than renting out.

In this episode, I’ll share with you my story (and insights) on things you have to consider before buying a home and the importance of running your numbers before committing to homeownership.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Some of the things to consider when buying a home
  • The numbers you need to compare for calculating the true cost of owning vs renting a home
  • Why my family is choosing not to buy a home and what we are doing instead.

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