I sold the house I owned right after the crash of 2009. Had I sold it a year earlier, I would have much more money. I think there are advantages and problems with both renting and owning. Condos in my area are now out of my price range. I'm still looking for a mobile in a park. My biggest fear in some dumpy low income apartment (though I know they can be nice but there are waiting lists also) and not being able to have my pets or being in a situation I'm stuck into. These years pre retirement are certainly NOT turning out as I had hoped and I'm beginning to fear retirement wondering what will happen.