Moving to a Less Expensive City to Buy a House Isn’t Always the Best Idea
Nicole Dieker

To be honest, the thought of actually owning a home terrifies me — if there’s an anti-white picket fence club, I would join & also be treasurer or something. While my NYC rent is a nice little paper cut into my soul every month, I also get to call someone and run away when my toilet backs up.

After living through 2008 (and reading The Big Short) I also just don’t trust a home to be a valuable asset any more: selling it for more than I bought it is hardly a guarantee. I did a quick Google about rent v. buy arguments, and this Upshot interactive nearly gave me a hernia.