Why Renting Can Be Your Best Bet
Writer Sutton Stokes recently shared his saga with The Washington Times Communities. He and his wife went from renting to owning, to selling -- and waiting. In his words, "our decision to 'stop throwing money away on rent' will have cost us almost $10,000 we wouldn't have spent otherwise."
Meanwhile, his home still hasn't sold.
I caught up with Sutton and asked him how the experience altered his outlook.
Rented Spaces: How did your view of renting change after buying and then selling your house in Missoula, Montana?
What were some of the biggest lessons learned from the experience?
Do you rent or own right now? Are you happy with this decision?
Own. Yes, happy with it. We hope to stay in this town for a while, and we're fixing the place up just the way we want it.
Do you think attitudes are changing regarding the idea that homeownership is always the best solution? Would you say your attitude has changed?
True. That may be why more people are staying renters by choice these days. Thanks, Sutton.
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