Originally Posted by josephr25
I always tell people who feel they are pressured to buy a home:
There are people who are richer than you that just rent.
There are people poorer than you who try to buy.
Then, depending on what you buy, maintenance can be a nightmare...
All you need is a place to live (legally).
I'm personally not a fan of rent, and I do feel it's always best to buy if you can afford it
Even buying cash doesn't mean you can live in a place for "free"
Property tax, HOA dues, maintenance.... you breath and you have to pay.... but it is what it is.