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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…

16 Random Facts About Me

I haven't done one of these on here before so I thought it would be fun!

1. I went to The University of Tennessee at 17.
2. I had my daughter Audrey Douglas at 18.
3. Douglas' first name is after Audrey Hepburn because I love Breakfast at Tiffany's.
4. When I used to smoke, I had a cigarette holder just like was used in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
5. I am an ex Kitchen Designer and have never regretted getting out of construction.
6. My favorite color is green. In elementary school I changed my last name to Green.
7. I was a chubby teen and it has haunted me to this day.
8. I have slight obsession with Pinterest.
9. My first job was a singing hostess at Macaroni Grill. I sang "Tante Aguri" in opera for too long.
10.  I was married at 21 and I'm cool with that.
11. I am very fortunate my hubby and I get to travel as much as we do. Barbados in October??
12. I am an only child.
13. Whenever I smell raspberry fragrances it takes me back to my dorm room in Knoxville.
14. My daughter Ava just made advanced swim team. She wants to be in the Olympics.
15. We had the hardest time trying to find a name for our middle child. We were at a festival and someone was burning sage and we looked at each other and said, "Sage."
16. My last car caught on fire in my driveway. It burned to the ground.

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