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7 Reasons to Own a Home

1. Tax benefits.

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

2. Appreciation.

Historically, real estate has had a long-term, stable growth in value. In fact, median single-family existing-home sale prices have increased on average 5.2 percent each year from 1972 through 2014, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The recent housing crisis has caused some to question the long-term value of real estate, but even in the most recent 10 years, which included quite a few very bad years for housing, values are still up 7.0 percent on a cumulative basis. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 10 to15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing.

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-rate 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 likely increase.

6. Freedom.

The home is yours. You can decorate any way you want and choose the types of upgrades and new amenities that appeal to your lifestyle.

7. Stability.

Remaining in one neighborhood for several years allows you and your family time to build long-lasting relationships within the community. It also offers children the benefit of educational and social continuity.

You don't want to be far away on an important trip for a considerable period only to spend most of your time worrying about the condition of your property. If anything goes wrong, you can't realize it until you're back home. Imagine returning to find out your HVAC system is down or the storms have wreaked damage; it's obvious that the environment will be uncomfortable.

You need a reliable home watch company like Safe Home Management to prevent or solve any issues with your home. This will help you enjoy peace of mind knowing that your property is safe and in the best condition at all times.

If you are looking to purchase or sell a property in South Florida give me a call. I specialize in Boca Raton homes, Delray Beach homes, Parkland homes, Coral Springs homes, Sunny Isles Beach condos for sale, and more.

IZABELLA BOGINSKY Lic. Real Estate Broker, Bella Casa Real Estate

Phone (561) 212-4757


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