From the Globe and Mail, by Rob Carrick
What it means to be a renter was summed up by a carpet cleaner who came to our home several years ago. “Oh,” he said when my wife declined the deluxe treatment, “you must be renting.”
Renters are slackers, the conventional thinking goes. If they had any brains and ambition, they’d own a house.
Today, in some parts of the country, just the opposite is true. Smart people are renting instead of owning.
Renting doesn’t have to be a permanent choice...