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Old 01-04-2015, 06:05 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Lets assume they don't make a ton of money AND have no ability whatsoever to fix things or anyone to help them??
it never really hurts to rent. if you aren't comfortable with home ownership, then rent and buy when you feel more comfortable with the decision.
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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cause men have been running things on this planet for 5000 years ha ha ha
And man, have they screwed it up! It might be too late, but we're gonna try to fix it.
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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Single women are buying homes at a much greater rate than single men. There is a lot to be said for being in control of your living environment.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:23 PM
 
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Single women are buying homes at a much greater rate than single men. There is a lot to be said for being in control of your living environment.
They are also in foreclosure at a greater rate than men too. Lol
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:20 PM
 
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They are also in foreclosure at a greater rate than men too. Lol

I hadn't seen that.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:44 AM
 
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Thanks so much for everyone's advice! Really gave me some food for thought.
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:53 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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They are also in foreclosure at a greater rate than men too. Lol
Care to cite a credible source for that statement?
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Old 01-05-2015, 10:34 AM
 
Location: USA
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I'm a single woman, zero "fix-it" skills and bought my own house 13 years ago. I am 4 months away from paying off the house. Not having rent or a mortgage to pay is like getting another paycheck each month.

In the 13 years, I had to call a plumber once (but not again -- I watched him and can do it myself now). I had to have a new automatic garage door put on. I had siding installed before I moved in. That's been the extent of repairs and my house was built in the 1940's. Little minor things like changing door handle, fixing minor toilet problems, etc., you can find all the info you need online and there's even youtube videos.

If you do not want to do yard work (I live on an acre lot), like mowing, raking leaves, shoveling snow -- you are better off paying rent. If you can handle the above, go for it.
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