Thursday , 23 September 2021

Housing

The False Economics of Home Ownership

“Home ownership” is regarded as some sort of Holy Grail of financial planning based upon the conventional belief that owning real estate is the #1 path to (at least) financial security, if not affluence, but there is no substance to this belief. Here's why.

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Your House: A Home, An Investment or a Ponzi Scheme? (+4K Views)

In the past few decades, the concept of home ownership has been completely turned on its head. Previously, homes were considered a very long-term consumption good...[No one] ever considered tripling the value of their homes by retirement time and selling them to move beachside yet, somehow along the way, this became a reasonable investment expectation. Even today, home buyers still make their purchases with the hopes of escalating prices. [It begs answers to these questions: Is a house just a home? Should a house be expected to behave like an investment? Is the housing game nothing more than a Ponzi scheme where the end buyer before the market corrects becomes the "greater fool"? Let's try and answer those questions.] Words: 935

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