How Does Renting a Home and Owning Your Home Really Compare?
Renting may be less expensive, but there are significant disadvantages to not owning your home. If you're considering purchasing your first home but are hesitant because of the potential increase in monthly payment, you'll want to take a second look at the pitfalls of renting.
Read on to understand the limitations of renting, and if you're curious to see how low your first mortgage payment can be, contact us today!
Living in a rented home or apartment gives you the flexibility to change residence with only a 30-days notice, but it gives your landlord the same power. Whether from a violation of your lease or because the property is up for sale, the landlord need only give you a 30-day notice to vacate.
Looking for a suitable home for your family that's close to work and the children's schools with room for everyone at a price you can afford is a lot to ask for in 30-days!
But things are different when you own your home.
When you're a homeowner, you give your family a permanent residence, a place to put down roots, and the certainty of a place to call home.
Another downside is that your rent payment doesn't go toward building a long-term security or savings. However, with homeownership, your mortgage payment is an equitable investment!
A flexible housing market makes long-term homeownership one of the best investments to have in your portfolio.
Just like any other investment, there are no guarantees, however, you can take steps to increase the value of your property by making key upgrades.
What about making renovations to your rented residence? You won't see any added value --all of it goes to your landlord!
Speaking of renovations, your renting lease likely restricts your ability to make decorative changes. From projects like updating the carpeting to installing a cost-effective ceiling fan, renting puts definite boundaries to customizing and upgrading your home.
As a homeowner, however, you're the king or queen of your castle!
- Always dreamed of a home with plantation shutters?
- Does your inner baker crave a marble kitchen countertop?
- Want to skip the traditional grass landscaping and build a hardscaped patio for entertaining?
Options for creating your dream home are limitless when you own your home!
Missed Tax Incentives
Owning a home gives you freedom, stability, and the ability to build equity, plus there are tax credits that you can also qualify for! The interest you pay on your home loan, as well as your property taxes, are tax deductible.
Talk to your tax professional for current 2018 homeownership tax credits.