My friend sent me this article from The Atlantic yesterday. The title?

‘We Wish Like Hell We Had Never Bought’: Voices from the Housing Crisis

Give it a read- it sheds lot of light how the next generation views home ownership.

We value peace of mind and a stress-free lifestyle. We value financial freedom. We value mobility. Job security doesn’t exist.

In short? We don’t give home ownership the importance that previous generations did (a status symbol of having “made” it in life). For me, having “made it” in life means I can literally be anywhere in the world, doing anything, at any time — and not have to worry about money.

Who knows where I will be living in a year (NYC?), much less 5 or 10 years from now. Like one of the quotes in the article mentioned, I don’t want a “house” to be part of my decision making process as to whether I can follow a girl across the country, or world, if needed.

I know how quickly things can change, but as of now — I’m not even remotely considering buying a house in the next few years.