Homeownership! If The Time is Right, How Can You Afford Not To?

Is it the right time for you to take that BIG STEP towards owning your first home or maybe your the investment buyer, looking to grow your personal wealth.  Its not always the right time for everyone and it may take years to be ready.  However when you believe you’ve saved enough or your tired of not being able to make physical changes where you live, then its time to investigate the possibility of buying a property.

Please read the following statements and determine what you might want to do about taking that first step towards buying a home of your own…There are many things to consider, tax implications, appreciation and more.

1. Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home.

2. Appreciation. Real estate has long-term, stable growth in value. While year-to-year fluctuations are normal, median existing-home sale prices have increased.

3. Equity. Money paid for rent is money that you’ll never see again, but mortgage payments let you build equity ownership interest in your home.

4. Savings. Building equity in your home is a ready-made savings plan. And when you sell, you can generally take up to $250,000 ($500,000 for a married couple) as gain without owing any federal income tax.

5. Predictability. Unlike rent, your fixed-mortgage payments don’t rise over the years so your housing costs may actually decline as you own the home longer. However, keep in mind that property taxes and insurance costs will increase.

6. Freedom. The home is yours. You can decorate any way you want and benefit from your investment for as long as you own the home.

7. Stability. Remaining in one neighborhood for several years gives you a chance to participate in community activities, lets you and your family establish lasting friendships, and offers your children the benefit of educational continuity.

 


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