Report I Had To Smile To Myself in House prices and the economy Posted December 3, 2010 My advice to you is rent forever. You`re just not cut out to own a house, even at 50% of todays perceived values... Yeah - thanks for the good advice there. I sold my house 18 months ago. It cost a blooming fortune to maintain. I found it almost impossible to get a plumber. My landlord is a builder and does all of the maintenance himself - I'm loving it. Now my money is invested and the return more than pays my rent. As I said in my sub heading I love being a tennant .