People buy a home for a lot of different reasons. They may want to put down roots in a community and create a sense of stability in their lives. Then there are the financial considerations and the forced savings that build up in the form of equity. In addition, the monthly cost of owning a house is usually much more stable and predictable than renting.
If you are considering the possibility of purchasing a home, contact a knowledgeable Realtor in your community. An important part of our job is to educate prospective buyers about the potential benefits and responsibilities of renting versus owning a home.
We can help you determine your purchasing power and show you the best homes in your price range. We can also give you a side-by-side comparison of owning a home compared with what you pay for rent. Remember, when you fix up your own home to suit your needs and taste, you benefit from the added value of the improvements instead of the landlord!