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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…

Go Ape National Live Life Adventure Day

Go Ape invited me and my husband to try the Go Ape Treetop Adventure located in Williamsburg, Virginia in anticipation for Go Ape's National Live Life Adventurously Day that is this Saturday, September 27th.

What is Go Ape's National Live Life Adventurously Day, you ask? Every ticket purchased for this Saturday's event, Go Ape is donating one ticket to Big Brothers Big Sisters.  National Live Life Adventurously is your chance to get out of your comfort zone and make a positive change in your life while helping someone else! Who wouldn't want to do that?

How was it? So Awesome! The weather was perfect and the experience is one Joe and I won't forget. We arrived fifteen minutes before our schedule time slot. We filled out the necessary paperwork required and then looked around listening to sounds of those ahead of use enjoying the park. We heard exciting yays, claps and whoo hoo's. The experience of zipping through the trees brings it out in your.

Once we began our guide, Neil, instructed us on proper techniques and adjusted our safety harnesses. He guided us through the introduction zip line and when we were ready, he released us to our own devices. He didn't forget about us though. He was out there along the way making sure we were comfortable in what we were doing and the more we did, the more we were.

The Treetop Adventure has six sites along the way with tricky crossings that includes bridges and tunnels made from wood, rope, and super strong wire. I skipped the difficult rings course. We got a workout while we were there. Climbing up ladders made from rope, walking across tiny bridges while looking down as you hang from above and then zipping to the bottom in order to get to your next site. Super Fun! It was a blast. We feel extremely lucky to be asked to participate in this amazing adventure and sharing with you ur experience.

Step out of your comfort zone this weekend and share with Big Brothers, Big Sisters!














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