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BruceCM: "This is all very theoretical and academic, as no two people would ever live this way....but it was a kind of fun exercise. But it did show the affect of the large costs of buying and selling...which sometimes gets overlooked when comparing just the monthly costs of buying vs renting."

Frictional costs can be real money.

A long ago poster, speaking to the same topic, generally advised aiming to buy the last house you would purchase as young as possible, in order to avoid the constant frictional costs.

And depending upon your spouse, any home purchaser will require $x k of work and other redecorating costs before it is suitable for her (or him) to be happy there.

Regards, JAFO
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