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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…

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I was not raised on a ski slope. My hubby more so than I. Never getting to experience the sport as a child, I knew when we moved to Virginia the opportunity would show. We've hit the slopes a couple of times mostly at Wintergreen and Gatlinburg but couple of weeks ago, Joe's buddy invited us up to take a trial run before our ski trip to Wintergreen in two weeks. 

We stayed at his family's vacation home which was beyond beautiful. The front yard has remains of an old hunting cabin. We ate dinner at Cucci's one night and I cooked the other. We hit the slopes at the Omni Homestead Saturday and I still stop by hitting the ground or skiing right onto the lift. Here's to helmet wearing up in West Virginia and taking another class.


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