The pinnacle of this lifestyle is of course, home ownership, the ultimate goal of any suburbanite, and key piece of the “American dream.” Anarchists see past this as simply a move to get banks more loans, and pay property taxes. There’s also the fact that city real estate is vastly more expensive than suburban real estate. Anarchists need to be close to the city so that they can be by their own kind (if a city has a population of 5 million people, there’s inevitably enough anarchists to start an infoshop). Then, there’s also the fact that living in the suburbs is dangerous to their mental health. If they pass by too many Wal Marts, SUV’s, and strip malls, they may just have a “bourgeois overload.”
If anarchists see any virtues in home ownership, it’s that their relationship with their “asshole landlord” would cease to exist.
If you for whatever reason want to buy a home, keep it to yourself. If your anarchist friends catch wind of this, it could end in a rant on how home ownership is a manufactured desire by the banking industry and public figures. They might add on with a history of organised labour and how home ownership was a move to make workers stationary and less apt to strike.