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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 Colington Harbour: Stay Soundfront


Colington Harbour is a favorite spot for us to stay when we visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is a community mostly inhabitated by locals but mostly always vacationers. With a private beach perfect for days when the ocean is too cold to swim in or the wind is coming in from the east, you can dip in a the water is normally amazing. With a public playground with vintage rockers, tall swings and private pool, this place has it all. If you have a boat, a boat ramp is available at the community center. Kayaks are fun to use in the canal or in the sound too.

The house I have chosen to show you today is located on the soundside where the sunsets will be amazing. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the deck in the morning and a drink under the house in the afternoon. The afternoon sun can be brutal but do as the locals do and hide out under the house. Try crabbing with a chicken neck you can purchase at the grocery story for little to nothing and buy a crabbing kit. Fling your chicken in the water, tied to part of the dock, and watch the crabs come for dinner. 

I'm going to let you in on a big secret too about the Outer Banks, after September through October, the water is still VERY WARM. Shhhhh.... 




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