This is why the whiny left-wing arguments about how people who can reliably pay rent should be able to get a mortgage are not that ridiculous. In practice people have completely abandoned the idea of staying in a house for decades and they’ve abandoned that idea for decades. And yeah, the Boomers started it, with their tiny starter homes and then a bigger one to raise kids in and then the comfortable home for entertaining. That’s three right there.
So many people do sell frequently that it’s just a special, perks-laden version of renting where you even get access to massive amounts of consumer credit and tax breaks, but you’re totally leaving in three or four years.