Choosing to buy a home is a huge decision that affects every aspect of your life. Purchasing a home isn’t the right move for everyone. Depending on your finances and personal goals, renting may be the right choice for you. However, if you are in a position to buy a home, it’s one of the best investments you can make. The journey of home ownership, with all of its ups and downs, is rewarding in so many ways.
You make the decisions
One of the main benefits of owning a home is the ability to make all the decisions when it comes to your space. When renting an apartment or home, you may be limited on what you can do when it comes to projects. You may not be allowed to paint a wall or even hang a curtain rod whereas when you own your home, you have unlimited freedom.
If you are looking for a great investment opportunity, consider saving for a house instead of renting. While owning a home and renting both have their advantages and disadvantages, paying for rent is not an investment. Rarely have we seen homes lose their value. If you take good care of your home and add value to it through curb appeal and interior projects, you’ll be sure to see a return on your investment.
Equity in a home is the difference between what you owe on your mortgage and your home’s worth. At first, your mortgage payment will mainly be paying on the loan interest, but over time more of your payment will go towards the loan. Any equity built in your home, is your money to keep. This means you can invest this money, use it as a loan, or simply keep it after you sell your home.
Unlike renting an apartment, a house provides more privacy. You don’t have to worry about hearing your neighbors through your wall or the people above you stomping around. If you live in a tightly spaced neighborhood, installing a fence or privacy wall can easily provide seclusion from surrounding houses.
With home ownership comes stability: the stability of knowing what your mortgage payment will be every month and the stability of long-term residence.
Stable, consistent mortgage payments are a welcomed change from annual rent increases. Your monthly mortgage payment will always stay the same unless you refinance your loan.
A sense of stability also stems from getting settled in your home. Once you have been living in your house for a while and stuff begins to accumulate, moving becomes more and more daunting. Committing to a house means committing to the general location, creating a stable environment for you and your family.
Along with the benefits mentioned above, another rewarding aspect of buying a house is the tax breaks it can provide. There are a number of tax credits and deductions when it comes to purchasing a home. Talk to a certified accountant to see what you can qualify for.
Are you ready to buy a home?
If you’re ready to stop paying rent and start investing in your future, let’s talk! Home ownership is truly rewarding and offers many advantages. If you want to learn more about the home buying process, we’d love to walk you through it. Please give us a call today at 574-527-1700 or email us at Kim@homeswarsaw.com so we can help you!