Four benefits of homeownership

By Fifty @ Dec 10, 2015

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in a lifetime. While it does come with more responsibility, there also a lot of benefits of homeownership that you might want to consider as you make your decision. These benefits include the following:

You have the opportunity to build wealth. Still renting an apartment, condo, or house? If so, the money you’re paying your landlord could be used to build your own wealth by owning a home. Keep in mind as you shop for a new home that the home you buy is one that you can afford. If you can manage to keep your mortgage payment in the ballpark of your current rent payment, you may get a little extra sleep at night knowing the living expenses you pay each month are going toward a property you may one day own.

You can receive tax benefits as a homeowner. There are several tax benefits you can receive as a homeowner. These may include a mortgage tax deduction, a property tax deduction and/or closing cost deductions.

You can build your credit. As you make an on time mortgage payment every month, you can build a strong credit history.  With stronger credit comes a stronger possibility that you will be able to take out additional loans for making home improvements, buying a car or for other major expenses.

You can create the home you want. Being a homeowner allows you to have the freedom to do whatever you want with your home. This includes painting your walls the colors you want and even remodeling your kitchen or other outdated areas of your home. You’ll be able to feel like your home is truly yours, a feeling you won’t get by renting a place.

Rainey Homes has plenty of options to choose from that can fit within your budget. You’ll be able to experience all of the advantages homeownership has to offer along with a home that will last for many years to come. If you’re interested in learning more about our homes, leave a comment or visit our website.