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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…

This Weekend: At the Pier








What a wonderful weekend. I hope yours was great. We spent our time hanging in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. at my mother and father-in- laws house. Perfect weather except for the wash out Saturday night but at least it was at night right?

Here a couple of shots at Jennette's Pier. What an interesting pier. So much to see and do. If you are around that area you should surely drop by and at least walk the beach. This Friday you should check out the Arnette Cash Pot Series surf contest. Tag your photos at the event #livearnette. 

Joe's Swim Trunks: RVCA
Joe's Sunglasses: Arnette
Leigh Ann's Suit: Marshall's
Leigh Ann's Sunglasses: JCrew
Douglas' Suit: Vulcom
Douglas' Sunglasses: ModCloth

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