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What It Means To Own A House

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What It Means To Own A House
What It Means To Own A House
Larissa Fernand - 29 October 2022
Real estate is the most valuable asset in the world. And buying a house is perhaps the biggest financial decision for most people. It is also a highly emotional one. Hence, when it comes to such decisions, you cannot rely totally on the numbers. Nothing will drive my point home better than some real instances. I know a young couple who live in Bandra West, Mumbai. From a real estate point of view, this is an expensive location, and they spend a fair amount of money on rent. What’s interesting is that they own a house in Navi Mumbai, which they have leased. The rent they earn (from the Navi Mumbai house) is way, way below the rent that they pay (for the Bandra house). If we look at pure financial considerations, the clichéd “rent is money down the drain” argument comes into play. Logically, they should be living in their own house and investing all the money that they spend on rent. But investing is not all about logic and numbers. Their decision is not based purely on the financial aspect. They have family and friends living in and around Bandra. They find...
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