The Haider-Moranis Bulletin

Posted by Michael La Prairie on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 10:57am.

Millennials’ prolonged stay at Parents Inn is having a profound impact on housing markets

Should millennials rent, or should they own?

To rent or not to rent is not the question. At least, it is not the complete question.

 

When housing prices escalated in the recent past, some experts recommended prolonged renting to those who couldn’t afford to own. Some even wondered if Canada would transform into a nation of renters while others dreamed of a “Wealthy Renter.”

Despite the recent romanticising of renting and the hypothetical assertions that millennials have shunned homeownership, renting is unlikely to become a national aspiration. The desire to own a home is likely to continue driving growth in housing markets.

 

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