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I'm in the same demographic - single, no kids - and running buy vs rent calculators, it's practically impossible for me to come out financially better for having bought. And I have no love of home maintenance either.

But I am starting to tire of a one bedroom apt - I'd like a study for one. And for the 4-5 times a year I have friends and family staying over, I'd like them to have a guest bedroom and bathroom. I'm getting a little old for air mattresses, you know? Renting a one-bed is cheaper than buying; renting a two-bed becomes a wash vs buying.

So far it's the FIRE desire that's keeping me a renter, but I might well take the FIRE hit this year in order to get a little more space.

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