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  •  Why would you want to own a home... (3+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, johnny wurster, jpmassar

    ...with laws like Spain's? Just rent.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:17:47 AM PST

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    •  People get attached. (1+ / 0-)
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      jpmassar

      It's a natural instinct, to get strongly territorial about your "nest".  And when you rent, you're often barred from the simplest, STUPIDEST alterations to make a barren shell more liveable.  Condemned to white walls, forbidden any pictures that require so much as a pinhole to support, not allowed to keep pets . . . the lease I signed last month even dictated the COLOR OF MY CURTAINS.

      Personally, I can't see why anyone would rent by choice.  I certainly don't intend to do so for more than a year.   Renting at best means improving a property you can be tossed out of on a maximum of a year's notice; at worse to be forbidden to make necessary repairs yourself in a hovel that the landlord refuses to maintain properly.  Landlordism was the initial root of most modern evils.

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