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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…

Visit: Family Greenhouse














Every visit to Rogersville wouldn't be complete without a trip to our family's greenhouse. Martins Greenhouse is run by my uncle and aunt along with other aunts and a slew of cousins. They are always super sweet when we get to see them although, I always wish more of the cousins were there when we came. I guess around the holidays many of them are off! ;) Good for them.

What is so awesome about Martins? If you have ever visited Dollywood in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and seen the beautiful plants, well here is who grows them from seedlings. 

When we stopped by, we were told we just missed the huge poinsettia collection but we were excited to see all of the succulents they were growing. A trend, is what they called them at Martin's. It seems that succulents are the "it" thing right now for the younger generation in weddings. I think I have seen quite a few blogs with these beauties gracing their webpages. We were told to take what we wanted. Each of the girls, Joe and I each chose a plant. They are sitting in our sunroom now, freezing. Poor things. 


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