Why people prefer renting rather than owning? Hiles states that, the advantage of rental lifestyle to people in Texas and the rest of the country is flexibility. “We like to live in an area temporarily,” he reflects. “The thought of residing in one place for long, perhaps for a span of a 30-year mortgage, seems to be a thing of the past.” A research shown by Hiles reveals that renters appears to have more benefits in the long run compared to the individuals who own a home. “It is easier for renters to socialize with others and take part in leisure endeavors,” he includes.