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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…

Sunday, Sunday








Finally the weather cooperated so we could get the boat out Sunday. Thank God. Joe was about to have a conniption. It was so rainy here on Saturday with a rain shower that lasted most of the day. We don't see too much lightning around these parts but mother nature sure put on a show for us. 

We hopped out on the James River for a couple of hours yesterday. The oldest girls tubed on our new tube. Then we had a picnic on a cute beach on Jamestown Island. It is crazy to think that the settlers who came over from Europe to settle Jamestown landed on these same beaches so many years ago. What a much different scene we portray today than when these people met Pocahontas and the Powhatan Indians. 

We snacked on sandwiches and goldfish crackers. Sipped a couple of our favorite summer beers Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, unfortunately I think everyone else loves them too so they have disappeared from Williamsburg shelves. Scoured the shores for driftwood and swam in the warm waters. How is it 67 degrees this morning?

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