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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 love my girls get along as well as they do. Some siblings fight constantly but mine get along quite nicely. People ask how and I tell them because I would have it no other way. I can't stand a lot of bickering.

I grew up in a household where this was a lot of yelling and screaming and chaos. When I found out I was pregnant with Douglas, I knew I was never going to jump into a relationship with the father just because. I grew up watching that with my mom. Instead Joe and I waited until she was two and half before we got married. I never wanted to get married. I never wanted kids and I never wanted to settle down.

How funny life turns out. 

We took these while at Chippokes Plantation on top of the hill at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Douglas saw these pillars and automatically wanted to capture the moment.

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