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.