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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…

Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

With summer tapping on the door, I thought I would share with you a favorite vinaigrette that is perfect for your salad. This is perfect on chicken too. 

What You'll Need:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Prepare:

  1. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, basil, vinegar, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until blended. Refrigerate up to 2 days.
Hope you enjoy!

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