Do you think when you retire that it is better to buy or rent a place to live? I go back and forth about this quite often in my own head. I own my house free and clear and often wonder if doing a reverse mortgage, holding a mortgage and selling or just outright selling and taking a rental might be the best financial move to make in retirement. Being older I know there will be limitations on what I can do to maintain a home, although I can always hire people I do not know if that would be a better deal then just letting a land lord handle it. Retirement only takes you so far financially so perhaps actually holding a mortgage for someone would be the best move providing they were straight up and actually paid on it. I would then have a steady income coming in, maybe if I did it right I could set it up as a trust to differ taxes? Just some of the thoughts I have about the future anyone else have feedback?