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February 7, 2012

Renting by default or by choice

As the homeownership rate drops, the renter ranks swell. Some are renting because it's the only option, except possibly crashing with family, but others could buy and have decided against it -- either for now or indefinitely.

So, tenants, which group are you in? 

Take a quick poll to share the top reason (realizing you might have a bunch) that you're renting:

I'm taking a much-needed week off, by the way. So please forgive the short posts.

Talk amongst yourselves, OK?

Posted by Jamie Smith Hopkins at 6:00 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Renting


Not exactly on topic, but I have been touring homes in the Hampden area for soon to be a year. With the Giant moving a few blocks and the plans for new stores and a 300 unit apartment building slated for the space (see as well as the development of Mill No 1 there is the potential for a substantial population boom in the area. For good or ill, these are significant changes are altering my thoughts on homes along the streets which traffic would flow to those developments and general feeling of the community.

I was wondering how people handled these issues in their home buying process.

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About Jamie Smith Hopkins
Jamie Smith Hopkins, a Baltimore Sun reporter since 1999, writes about the regional economy. Her reporting on the housing market has won national and local awards. Hopkins is a Columbia native and has lived in Maryland all her life, save for 10 months spent covering schools in Ames, Iowa.
She trained to become a wonk by spending large chunks of time as a geek and an insufferable know-it-all.
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