"It depends..." a colleague answered me.
I was digging a little more: "But what does it depend on?"
"Well... it's complicated, you know... you have to take into account a lot of things like taxes, purchase costs, and the cost of renting for the long term... in short, it depends and it's not simple."
Thanks for the evasive answer.
And I'm not talking to you about other situations such as:
- My old uncle who used to certify that being a landlord was better than being a tenant, because my rent wouldn't go out the window every month
- My father used to tell me that investing in stone was one of the safest things to do
- My banker or insurance company confirmed my father's statements, so that I would take out a mortgage at his place, so that he could receive his famous year-end...