Seven Reasons to Own a Home

Posted: Saturday, 06/02/2017    Blog Home    E-mail

Insiders Guide to Central Bucks Real Estate

 

Tax benefits. 
The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, and some of the costs involved in buying a home.

Appreciation. 
Historically, real estate has had a long-term, stable growth in value.

Equity. 
Money paid for rent is money that you’ll never see again, but mortgage payments let you build equity ownership interest in your home.

Savings. 
Building equity in your home is a ready-made savings plan. And when you sell, you can generally take up to $250,000 ($500,000 for a married couple) as gain without owing any federal income tax.

Predictability. 
Unlike rent, your fixed-rate mortgage payments don’t rise over the years so your housing costs may actually decline as you own the home longer. However, keep in mind that property taxes and insurance costs will likely increase.

Freedom. 
The home is yours. You can decorate any way you want and choose the types of upgrades and new amenities that appeal to your lifestyle.

Stability. 
Remaining in one neighborhood for several years allows you and your family time to build long-lasting relationships within the community. It also offers children the benefit of educational and social continuity.

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