THERE ARE almost 139 million houses and apartments in the U.S. Based on the reader reaction I’ve received over the years, that’s probably also a pretty good estimate of how many people have strong opinions about the virtues of homeownership, or the lack thereof. It seems real estate discussions almost always deteriorate into debates driven by anecdotal evidence.
But what if we set aside the stories, and focus instead on statistics and commonsense? That’s what I try to do in HumbleDollar’s latest newsletter, where I offer my 13 rules for real estate. The newsletter also includes our usual list of the dozen blog posts run in the two weeks since our last newsletter.