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Benefits of owning a home

Owning a home is a big milestone. It takes a lot of hard work, savings, and planning but the benefits of owning a home make it all worth it. When thinking of buying a home, one often thinks of just a house, but you can own an apartment, townhouse, penthouse, condo, or house. When you own a home, it's your property and in most cases, you have the freedom to do what you want, to live as you want and you can create your own world. 

Sentimental meaning

Where you live has psychological significance as you are mentally and emotionally connected to that place. There are the great sayings, "home is where the heart is", "home sweet home", and phrases like "home away from home", and "make yourself at home". The relationship between the home and the owner is a reflection of the behavior, emotions, and mental health of the owner. 

Stable family system

You are deeply connected to your roots, the community, and your surroundings if you live in a certain place for a long time. Providing a stable place to live offers a sense of security. It also gives you stability knowing that you don't have to move in four or five years if you don’t need to. Living in the same home with your family for a long period of time can create long-lasting memories and can be passed down to future generations. The people that live in the same community get attached to the neighbors and the city. You are more likely to actively take part in the activities of the community because you are not going anywhere.  

Source of  income

You can use your house as a source of monthly income. Whether you have a multi-family home with extra apartments, or even if you have just a spare room in your house to rent. It would be best if it is separate from another part of the house as to not disturb the tenant and keep your privacy as well. You can also rent your garage area and charge a parking fee. Treat the house like an asset. Homes and properties typically increase in value with time and have more chances of creating additional income for the homeowner. The chances to reinvest also increase when you have extra income added to your monthly budget.

Tax incentives

In some cases, there are tax incentives offered to the homeowners by the federal government and the owners can make use of them. These incentives can be tax delays, tax deductions, etc. Consult with a Certified Public Accountant to learn more about these advantages. 

Equity gain

Equity is the worth of your home and it always increases if you pay your mortgage on time. It can be defined as the difference between the selling worth of your house and what you owe at the time of selling. Increased equity creates more chances of reinvestment as it increases the principal balance. You can buy a new car, invest that money by buying a house, or can spend the extra money on a recreational trip.  

Freedom to express yourself and modify

The freedom to change your home to suit your tastes is the biggest advantage of owning a home. For example, you can change the room layout, wall colors, and kitchen cabinets in your house anytime you want, which you can't always do in a rental. You can decorate and bring in new furniture, new accessories, and gadgets as your lifestyle changes. New color schemes can be applied when the season changes. 

Pride of an owner 

The pride you feel in owning a home is incredible. The feeling of protection and security that you provide to your family is gratifying. Owning a home is one of the biggest goals in life and when you already have a home of your own, you feel like you can achieve anything. Owning something you have worked hard for also provides a sense of accomplishment and pride. 

Predictable monthly payments

When you rent from someone, the landlord sets the monthly rent and can raise your rent whenever your lease expires. Owners can sell the property leaving you without a place to live or a new unfamiliar landlord. As a homeowner, you can lock in a predictable mortgage payment for as long as 30 years making your budget predictable and easy to maintain. The best part is your monthly payments go towards the ownership of your own home building your wealth, not the landlords.

As you can see the benefits of owning a home are not only financial but sentimental as well. The decision to purchase property can have a long-lasting positive impact on your life and the lives of your family members. If you want to know more details about it contact us right now for a free consultation by calling (240) 393-6756 or emailing pedro.meneses@compass.com

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