IELTS Writing task 2 (Discussion Essay)

In some countries, owning a home rather than renting one is very important for people. 

Why might this be the case?

Do you think this is a positive or negative situation?


Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience

Write at least 250 words.




In some countries, the ownership of people’s home is an important matter. In these countries, it is very important to own your own home rather than renting one. It might be indifferent to some, but for these people, it matters.

Why is that case? you might wonder. I think it is because your home is supposed to be exactly what it sounds like, your home. As a human, I think we long after having the stuff to call our own, doesn’t matter what it is, but humans will always want to claim ownership. This is nothing new, and it has been like this through human history. Additionally, owning a beautiful home gives you social status and becomes the remark of your wealth. As a result, you own the status of the local citizen in that place.

If you as a person renting an apartment there might be a lot of stressors in your life. A scratched wall can cause you a major headache only because it’s not your house. The bedroom you are currently sleeping in might not be able as long as you hope. Things happen in life, and maybe the next landlord won’t want to have you as a tenant.

In other perspectives, not owning a home could be a relief when it comes to your finance. As a renter, you won’t have to pay the mortgage, take loans or spend an awful lot of money on buying the property. You wouldn’t have to worry about the house market crashing or natural disaster destroying your expensive home.

To conclude, as a human I feel like we need to have a home and calling it your own can make that more special. I personally would rather own my house, because then, whatever happens, it is on me and no one else.

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  1. Natchaya Paramavej

    It is undeniable that housing is one of the basic needs for humans. Up until present, there is a debate in some countries whether owning a home is more cost-effective than renting one. After thorough consideration, spending money on buying a house rather than renting can be counted as a profitable investment. This issue will be examined in this essay.

    To begin with, rental fees are wasteful of money. Once it is paid, a person will not get anything in return except an accommodation for that period of time. That amount of money, perhaps, should be saved for other future emergencies rather than wasting it away. Moreover, people who rent a house have to continuously spare their salary on the rental fee every month without knowing when to stop. Because once they stop or cannot afford the fee anymore, they will not have a place to be sheltered in.

    In addition, renting a house is just a temporary condition and can be terminated anytime. Although under the law, the landlord needs to inform their residents a couple of months in advance before canceling the contract, the residents will barely find a new decent housing under that time pressure.

    To make my suggestion clearer, the sense of ownership is long-lasting. Even though making the house payment is significantly a huge amount of money, after all, the money that the buyer puts in doesn’t go anywhere. Even if their salary is not enough to cover the whole house installment, getting a house loan is not always a bad idea. With all the interest rates on the loan, it is still worth the effort. As the price of land is getting higher year by year, the house owner will definitely make some profit out of selling their house.

    All in all, I’m strongly convinced that owning a housing is absolutely more beneficial in both terms of cost and convenience.

  2. People in some nations consider owning a home much more important than renting one. Living in a self-owned home gives a feeling of stability, comfort and security. In my opinion whether it is a positive or negative situation depends on many factors.

    People owning a home do not have to worry about the landlord nor do they have to pay a monthly rent. Hence, they can modify their home according to their needs and wants and feel secure in it. For many, the home is like a heaven and so they spend quite a fortune on designing and decorating it. Some people, on the other hand, consider their home as an investment which they expect to appreciate in value in the future.

    All in all, I feel that whether owning a home is a positive or negative situation is quite subjective, depending on the circumstances of the person. For people who have the money to buy a big house and few financial liabilities, their house is an asset and owning a house is a positive situation for them. However, most of the middle class families buy a big house which is often out of their budget. They fund this by taking out huge loans and end up repaying the amount over a very long time. This increases the interest they have to pay. In addition to this, they have to pay property taxes and insurance which are directly proportional to the area of a home. Furthermore, the electricity and maintenance costs get added to their everyday expenses.

    To conclude, I feel that owning a home can be a pleasurable experience if done within a budget. However, it could turn into a negative situation when a person buys a home by getting a loan that is way beyond his repaying capacity.

  3. Please remarked my test.
    It is considered by few nation, owing a house is very important than taking a house in rent.In several time, people have to change their home time to time sucj as tranfer time. In my according, It has both impact negative and positive and reason are listed below.
    To commence with, Having a own home is benifits for many ways.firstly, It has enough space for gardning, parking. In other words, if a person have their own home, they decorate its according to their taste like, paint,furniture, paintings and many others. For example, A person who have their own home to do anything according to their choice. Thus owning a home gives satisfaction to a person.
    Turning to the other side of the arguments, Rental house is benificial for those person who migrate one place to other place after some time.Meanwhile, peole opt transferable hob, rental house is best option for them.In addtition to this, they have no worrh about repain and maintainence.
    In conclusion, Although owing a house have more advantage, rental house also precious for many people.

  4. Every person on this earth wants to be a landlord and own his/her own house. Owning a house in some countries is of utmost importance for people rather than renting one. According to me, this is a positive situation which I would support by two major reasons in the upcoming paragraphs.

    A plethora of people want to buy his/her own house. This zeal makes a person more ambitious and more successful in life. In order to excel in life, one must have a bigger goal to achieve. If a student in class has an ambition of becoming topper of the class, he/she would definitely work towards it and fulfil his/her goals. However, if there is no motivation or no goal in life, then life becomes meaningless which could be detrimental to the development of a person. Thus, this culture of owning a home rather than renting one promotes motivation and zeal to work for it and at last achieve it.

    Owning a house requires a person to be somewhat affluent rather than being a normal lower middle class person. If every person makes his/her path towards owning a house, he/she would rise from poverty and move towards a good healthy life. This motivation of buying a house can reduce poverty as each person would work hard to try and achieve this goal of buying a house. If everyone in the society starts working hard, with the help of governments around the world, a major section of people could be recovered from poverty and they could buy their own homes.

    This idea of owning a house rather than renting one not only motivates but also gives a push to a person to work day and night to fulfil this dream. Being positive helps to stay away from many mental diseases in life which could make mankind more healthier and successful. Thus, this idea is definitely a positive as it outweighs its negative effects if any.

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