Continuing on from this question, I can see that the Shia view on Riba is that it is haraam.
So my question now is this. Are Riba based mortgages also haraam according to Shia views? Or does Riba become OK when it involves mortgages. My question is about a situation where a mortgage is not the only option, where you are not forced to get a mortgage, and you are free so choose to get rented accommodation instead which is 100% free from Riba.