The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Politics & Current Events / Retire Early Liberal Edition


Subject:  Re: Buy vs. Rent in retirement Date:  2/5/2007  5:25 PM
Author:  alan81 Number:  449 of 117400

But sometimes you get to the point where the maintenance becomes an expensive pain.
Under the assumption that since the landlord buys maintenance in bulk he can get a better rate on it than you can?
The landlord is not in the business because they are charitable, but to make money. They buy the place and rent it to you, and pay for the maintenance on it, expecting to make a profit. If you bypass the middleman (landlord) you should save the expense of that middleman... less friction.

Copyright 1996-2018 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us