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Opinion Northwest

Join the informed writers of The Times' editorial board in lively discussions at our blog, Opinion Northwest.

July 2, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Chat rewind: Is buying a house overrated?

Is buying a house overrated? Join us for a live chat at noon on  Tuesday, July 9. Share your thoughts, comments and questions on whether buying a house should still be part of the American Dream.  These people will be joining us for the chat:

Sharon Pian Chan, associate opinions editor/digital. She owns a house in West Seattle and a condo in Capitol Hill but she thinks homeownership is overrated, and explained why in her recent column “Why you should not buy a house.” 

Jane Hodges

Jane Hodges

Jane Hodges, owner of a house in West Seattle and author of “Rent vs. Own: A Real Estate Reality Check for Navigating Booms, Busts, and Bad Advice.”

Editorial writer Lynne K. Varner, a homeowner on the Eastside, where the golden promise of mini-mansions that were supposed to soar in value slammed head-on into the mortgage meltdown. The Eastside is slowly, far slower than Seattle, beginning to recover.

Multimedia editorial writer Thanh Tan. She’s a renter in Capitol Hill debating whether to buy her first home.

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