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5 Reasons Buying a Home is Better Than Renting!

Purchasing a home offers amazing financial benefits. Renting a home offers amazing financial benefits for the owner of the property you are renting from. Keep that in mind the next time you think about staying in your rental.

1. You Are Paying For A Home Regardless if You Rent or Buy

Some will argue renting eliminates the costs of property taxes and home repairs. All renters should realize that all the expenses your landlord must incur (property taxes, repairs, insurance and etc.) are rolled into your rent anyway along with profit margin.

2.  Home Ownership Is a Form of Forced Savings

Studies have shown homeowners have a net worth 44X times higher than a renter. It was recently estimated that a family buying a average home this past January could build more than $40,000 in family wealth in the next five years.

3. Owning Is a Hedge Against Inflation

Home values and rents tend to go up at or higher than the rate of inflation. When you own, your home's value will protect you against in…

Favorite Pasta Salad

I wanted to share with you my favorite pasta salad. It is warm and wonderful. Happy Fourth!!

Printable Recipe!


What You Need: 


  • (9-oz.) packages refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbl. minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels 
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper 

  • What to Do:
  • 1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions.
  • 2.Roast tomatoes in oven on 450 for 10-15. 
  • 3. Meanwhile, process olive oil and next 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • 4.Toss olive oil mixture with hot cooked tortellini, tomatoes, and next 3 ingredients.
  • 5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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