I think I’m going to list our house.
I tried. I really did. Home ownership is just not for me. If you have kids or just enjoy owning a home, great. I don’t and I don’t. I want to spend my money on $AMZN and $AAPL, not roofing and siding. I want an investment that beats inflation by a lot, not a little (or not at all). I want money to travel, and I want to travel without worrying about what’s going to break while I’m gone. I don’t want to have to “update” things — appliances, windows, bathrooms, whatever. I don’t want to mow yards or pull weeds or plant flowers. I don’t want hidden boogeymen lurking everywhere, waiting to gobble up my retirement savings. I don’t want to spend any more money at Home Depot (has anyone ever gotten out of that store for less than $100?) I don’t want to forget a week later what it was that I spent $100 on at Home Depot. And I definitely — definitely — don’t want to deal with any more contractors.
My boss made a comment a few weeks ago: “Now you see why home ownership drives the economy.” Apparently.