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Subject:  Re: Home Ownership not a good investment Date:  4/29/2014  12:01 PM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  74891 of 75530

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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