Edit 9Jul 10am: Here at bigfatpurse we listen to our readers. The title has been changed in response to a reader’s comment that the previous one led people to salivate but eventually left them high and dry. We hope this one works better. For you only, Jack! 

 

I am often met with expressions of curiosity and even disbelief when people find out that I am renting instead of owning and living in my own apartment. Given the fact that we have one of the highest level of property ownership in the world, renting is definitely not the norm and it makes a great conversation starter. More often than not the line of questioning would end up this way. Why are you renting? Why did you sell your house? How much did you sell your unit for? What are you going to do after your lease is up?

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