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Buying A House In Houston — Is It Worth It?

Houston Matters ponders whether buying a house is overrated and whether another housing market bubble burst could be on the horizon.

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Time was, Americans measured their success by whether they owned a home. But, many younger Americans are less fixated on the concept as a life goal.

But why? Maybe they’re skittish after the housing crisis more than a decade ago. Maybe increased debt (like from college loans) and rising home prices have made it unrealistic for them to buy a house. Or maybe it’s just not worth it.

Recently, NPR’s Planet Money team pondered whether buying a house is overrated and whether another housing market bubble burst could be on the horizon.

In the audio above, some Houston Millennials talk with Houston Matters about why they’re not interested in buying a house here in the future. Then, Houston Chronicle writer Maggie Gordon talks about why she recently bought a house. And Realtor Ty Counts discusses what he hears from his clients who are looking for houses.

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