What is driving the preference for renting over owning? Marcus Hiles notes that, in Texas and around the country, people enjoy the flexibility that accompanies the rental lifestyle. “We’re a mobile population,” he demonstrates. “The idea of settling in one place for a decade – or for the length of a 30-year mortgage – doesn’t hold the same appeal as it did a generation or two ago.” Debunking the idea that owners have an edge in personal fulfillment, Hiles points to research explaining that renters come out on top. He adds, “People who rent actually spend more time engaging in leisure activities and interacting with their friends and neighbors.”

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