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Why Should You Buy A Home?

What is the most common advice we hear from our family and friends after knowing we’ve been renting a place for some time?  More often than not, “You should buy a home” is what we hear them say. You probably listen and wonder if you finally decide to buy one. And why should you?  Here are the reasons why:

Pride of Ownership

It is very nice to hear that you have a house you can call your own. The pride of owning a house is the prime reason why people dream of having their own home. You can almost do anything you want with your own house; the arrangement, the paint, the facilities and the furniture that goes with it. You can turn the house into an instant hit depending on your style and taste. Owning a house makes your family proud to have a place of shelter, a place of stability and security. A house also serves as a good investment for the family.
Appreciation

Owning a real estate gives you an edge because over the years, real estate has consistently been appreciated. The more developed is the property, the higher is the value amounted for your home. Investing on Scottsdale Homes can be a means of protection against inflation. Because location matters in the real estate properties, make sure that your home is located in a very marketable area.

Equity and Low Interest Loans

Equity is the value of the home. When a house is mortgaged, the down payment initially paid for it is called its equity.  Additional payment on the mortgage increases the value of the house.  When the value of the house rises, so is its equity.  Equity is very useful in obtaining home equity loans which are of low interest using the home as collateral. The owner can also borrow against a home’s equity for purposes like home improvement, medical expenses, tuition fee or as a starting capital for a new business.

Tax Savings

Another benefit of owning a house is the tax savings. The interest paid in the mortgage payments can be used as a tax write-off. It is usually a very big amount and this can save you a lot in the payment of taxes.

Preferential Tax Treatment

Capital assets obtain preferential tax treatment. Once the profit derived from selling your own home is more than the allowable exclusion, that profit is deemed as a capital asset as long as you own the house for over a year.

The advantages of owning a home outweigh the risks. It comes down to the simple fact that you have your own a home. Owning a home is the biggest decision as well as the most vital thing you will ever perform in your life. You need to know that rent is zero investment. Why not own a house if you can. And try to check out dream houses like Scottsdale Homes. Scottsdale AZ Real Estate can aid you in finding a home that is coupled with a good investment and pride.

About the author

Sherry Fields Sherry Fields has been working in real estate since 2002. Working with the development team for the Hilton Garden Inn gave her strategic information on the commercial real estate market in Missoula. Broadening her scope she moved into the residential market and earned the designation SFR in short sales and foreclosures. Currently affiliated with Prudential Montana Real Estate, she works with both buyers and sellers "building relationships so you can buy & sell with confidence". Sherry Fields has recently earned the CREN designation - Certified Real Estate Negotiator. While price is a large part of negotiation - it is also about timing everything from the closing date to inspections, appraisals, home insurance - and it is about negotiating items that can show up in home inspections to achieve a mutually acceptable outcome.

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