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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: Surry, Virginia

This past week, hubby was out of town for awhile. He was in Atlanta, Montgomery and then back to Richmond for work. He then hopped a ride with his dad and family friend and headed to Greensboro, NC for the ACC Tournament. UVA played all three days and happily after 38 years won the title. Yay! So he stayed for awhile in Greensboro. I am happy he is home but sometimes when the hubby is away is a great time to play.

Mom and I packed up Douglas, Ava and Ava's friend Caitlyn for a day across the river in Surry, VA. It is nice to have a location and no plan sometimes. We rode the car ferry over and enjoyed getting out and snapping a few photos. We had lunch at Anna's an Italian Restaurant with perfect pizza and wonderful service. After we ate, I noticed a pamphlet for Chippokes State Park and though I have been to it from water, I had never been to it on land. What a wonderful find! We drove into the park not knowing what to expect but the park boasts a pool, campground, multiple walking trails, remote cabins for the perfect getaway weekend, a Farm and Forestry Museum, a Mansion you can tour and views of the James River. I would suggest this park anytime you are visiting this area of the country.









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