If you are like most first time home buyers, you’ve probably heard that owning a home is the American dream and you’ve also probably been encouraged to buy a home.  But you may still have some lingering doubts about making the leap into home ownership.  Having reservations is completely normal. Here are 6 reasons why you should own a home.

 

  • Nothing compares to the pride of owning your home.  You can make it your own.  Paint it any way you want, get a dog or two and a cat if you want without a landlord telling you can’t have a pet.  It also can give you a sense of security in that you don’t have to move.  This is your home and you can stay as long as you like.
  • There are still tax benefits to owning a home
  • If your home is in a good location and in good condition, most of time you will recognize appreciation that you won’t get with renting
  • You will build equity in your home over time
  • You’ll be able to lay down roots.  Create a home where your family can grow up, create lifelong friends and connect with your community
  • Educational Benefits – Research shows that children of homeowners earn higher test scores and graduate at a higher percentage than those of renters

 

If you are thinking of buying a home, Call me!  I will help you through the process to owning your first or next home!

Sonja Adams