Ask the Readers: Would You Rather Rent or Own Your Home?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Dena, Lynda, and Wendy for winning this week's contest!

Buying a home is a common goal for many people, and it can make a lot of sense  — you're not paying rent, the property will likely increase in value, and you can fix it up any way you want. However, homeownership isn't for everyone. The mortgage is a big commitment for most people, and it's harder to leave if you need to move for a job or it turns out you don't like the area. You're also solely responsible for maintenance and repairs.

Would you rather rent or own your home? Why? What do you think is the best part to renting or to homeownership?

Tell us if you would rather rent or own your home and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards

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  • Contest ends Monday, September 11th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after September 11th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.
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