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|Subject: Re: Home Ownership not a good investment||Date: 4/29/2014 12:01 PM|
|Author: Hawkwin||Number: 74891 of 77559|
I can understand why people believe they are not making an investment when buying their home, but in reality you are.
Perhaps, but are you investing when you make a rent payment?
If someone is simply deciding that financially, it makes more sense (cash flow, total expenses, etc.) to have a mortgage payment instead of a rent payment, is it still an investment? Would an interest-only loan still qualify as an investment?
Does the same hold true with a person that decides to lease a vehicle versus purchase? Is the later considered an investment?
Is it title and ownership that makes it an investment? If so, does that mean I AM NOT investing when I sell a put or a call? I received compensation for the sale of such yet I own nothing.
Not disagreeing with you, just trying to better understand your points. Thanks.
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