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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…

Tuesday Update: It's Thursday, I Know





















 
I am so excited we have made it to Thursday! I have been crazy busy with real estate stuff. Learning a lot and so excited to begin my new career but taking it one day at a time. One thing I have learned through the journey of me and my career is to take it one day at a time. Don't freak out at the small things. Enjoy the moment and learn as much as you can. If you hate your job: get the hell away as fast as you can. Life will open up for you. 

I haven't really gone down the "correct" path to my career. In today's world you hear, go to college. Get a job. Work hard and get lots of promotions and money. (Enjoy the student loan debt you accrued while doing this.)

Well, I had three kids by twenty four. Graduated from college somewhere during all of that. Got my so-called dream job designing kitchens. Hated it. Cried daily. Decided I needed a change and worked with four year olds. This was the first job I ever loved waking up in the morning for. Joe and I moved across country and I hoped to get back to what I left in Memphis. 


Found out our new location offered nothing of the sort so I went back into kitchens. Absolutely despised the working environment at the small company I worked for. The owner was sexually degrading and if I could really tell you what he did behind closed doors you would be disgusted. (If we ever meet in real life, let me tell you all about it. Just ask.) Decided I had had enough! So I left. 


A great friend of mine told me about a job opening at a cute gift shop in Williamsburg. I aced the interview and started right away! For the last two and half years I learned how to master gift wrapping, sweeping a floor and unwrapping boxes. The time came, as it does, where I realized it was time to move on. Began studying to take the Virginia Real Estate test to get my license and now doing what I have loved for years and years just didn't think about how to add it into my daily life. Looking at houses. Talking about zoning. Being around groups of people daily and laughing. 

Life is a journey and I'm so happy this one has begun. Have a happy Thursday! 

I'll probably be off the computer for the next couple of days. We are heading to my happy place - the lake. I'll try and upload some photos on Instagram but I may not. :)   

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