This Redfin Economist Says You Shouldn't Think of Your Home as an Investment. Here's Why

This Redfin Economist Says You Shouldn't Think of Your Home as an Investment. Here's Why

Image source: Getty Images There's a reason so many people are drawn to homeownership over renting. When you rent a home, your money is used to pay a landlord's mortgage. And it's that landlord who gets to build equity in an asset that has the potential to increase in value over time.