Should I Buy or Should I Rent? Sam I Am Version

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Greater Seattle

My friend and fellow Realtor, Erik Hitzelberger with RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, KY, recently posted a blog that thoroughly amused me. Right now is a great time to buy real estate and I can tell you about all the tax benefits or savings you can get from locking in the still all-time low rates, but you've heard all of that before. Instead, Erik has come up with a Dr. Seuss style rhyme to help convince you.

Home-ownership is very rewarding- it's the 'American Dream', but don't take it from me, listen to the wise words of Erik Hitzelberger. Enjoy!

Original content by Erik Hitzelberger

Bennett Chef once famously bet Theodor Geisel $50 he could not write a book using only 50 different words.  With apologies to Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, I attempted to answer the above question in that spirit.


Do not pay rent, Oh No!
Buy a home. Keep your dough.
Hang a wreath on the door
Put your rug on the floor.
Hang your pics on the wall
It's your home, have a ball.
Paint a room without fear
Landlords will not enter here
Buy a roof for your head
Buy a room for your bed
Buy a stove for your meals
Buy a drive for your wheels
Buy your kids room to roam.
For your soul, buy a home,
                                        Buy a home,
                                                       BUY A HOME.
Do it now. Do not wait 
Buy a home and lock your rate! 

In case you don't know, Seuss not only successfully won the bet, but "Green Eggs and Ham" is one of the  Best Selling Children's Books of all-time. 

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Erik Hitzelberger is a licensed REALTOR with RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville. If you need a Louisville Real Estate agent please email me or call 502.921.3989.

I specialize in the following areas of the Metro Louisville Area: Prospect, Middletown, Jeffersontown (J-Town), Fern Creek, Okolona, Shepherdsville, Mt Washington, Hillview, Brooks and Pewee Valley.  Click the following links to learn more about Louisville and Bullitt County Real Estate or to Search for Louisville Homes 

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Comments (4)

Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Nicole I love the re-blog from Erik putting the Dr. Seuss spin on it from the home buying side. Simple rhymes are great. With my child like brain it is what most appeals to me.

Jun 17, 2009 03:44 AM
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey, Nicole. I love it. I think our little guy would approve of this one as well. Thanks for sharing, Jim

Jun 17, 2009 05:06 AM
Michele Reneau
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor - Summerville, SC
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team

Hey Nicole! Where have you been? Miss your posts.

Nov 07, 2009 06:46 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

The decision ''buy vs rent'' can be especially difficult for millennials ( 18-35 y.old) since they often saddled with student loan debt. If you live is Los Angeles or similar high cost city, it can be challenging to find affordable housing. 

Feb 20, 2017 03:47 PM