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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…

Last Swim Meet: Indigo Park Stingrays











It's always bittersweet for the last swim meet of the summer season. The kids are happy mornings don't equal swim practice and the parents are happy Mondays don't necessarily equal volunteer assignments but the meets are what keeps everyone excited and they are ending. Our last meet was in Newport News this past Monday. Warm ups went well and the IM's even got finished but right when the little ones where stepping on the blocks for their 25's, a huge clap of thunder put us on a delay. A delay that wasn't just thirty minutes but wound up being over two hours. Most teams in the area called their meets but not us. We waited around until eight o'clock before getting back in the pool. At least the one hundred degree temperature had passed but the darkness made it hard to read my clerk of course sheets. 

What a fun meet. We hollered more at this meet than any other one. Ava came in first in each of her events and Sage even came in first in her breast time. She took second in IM and in back. Very proud of her accomplishments this swim season. 

From now on, there will be no cheeseburger Mondays from the concession stand. Only if we do it ourselves. Until next year, GO STINGRAYS!

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  1. Awe! These photos were great. Your girls are getting soooo big!! Hope you've been doing well, mama!

    xo
    Rachel
    picklesanchapstick.com

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