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Should I Rent or Buy a House?

Question: Paying rent every month feels like throwing money away. Should I keep renting or buy a house?

I used to want to buy a house so I could have my own garden. Despite my dismal record for keeping plants alive, I wanted to be able to grow more fresh food than a few sad herbs on a fire escape. With my own house I could also try out all those crafty home renovation ideas I saw on HGTV, I thought, or hang art without having to Spackle haphazardly at the end of my leas