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Home Sweet Home: 5 Benefits of Owning a Home

Homeownership is considered as an achievement just like graduation or any other positive life-changing event. Having a home to call your own is a really beautiful feeling. Homeownership not only improves your quality of life but also enhances your financial safety. Here are the 5 benefits of owning a home.

Sense of Security and Stability

A home is a place where many people feel the safest and secure. It is one’s own comfort zone. You may feel that you have more freedom to do anything in your house as compared to when you were in a rental one. This is because homeowners are not inspected in their house by any landlords and have the full freedom to paint, change or raise the security standards of the house as they wish. The feeling of settling in a home and not having to keep on moving between different rental houses also enhances stability, especially among kids, since being a House owner signifies that there are fewer chances that your family will have to change jobs or schools to adapt to unfamiliar and new social environments.

Tax Advantages.

As a homeowner, you will enjoy significant tax reductions. You can deduct both the mortgage interest and property taxes from your annual income. You can save a lot on state income taxes too. This is because most of the monthly payments go to the interest payments.

A Great Investment.

Over a period of time, the value of the house would increase and will give you a good return on your investment. A home can be a superb and profitable investment, but just like any other investment, it also needs to be frequently reviewed, sustained. You may even consider selling it, when suitable.

Build Equity

Equity is the part of the house that the owner has paid off. It is also the difference between the house’s value and the owner’s total debt to the mortgage lender. Your home equity would eventually grow and give you more borrowing and purchasing power with each loan payment. Becoming a homeowner allows you to increase your net worth because of home equity.

Ability to Make Home Improvements

Homeowners can renovate or redesign their home and make required ornamental and functional home improvements. This won’t be possible if you are in a rental one. Making alterations to a rental property generally needs long and laborious arrangements between the tenant and the landlord while if you own the property then you can cut through anything and redesign or remodel your house according to your own preferences.

In addition to this freedom, not only do you have the ability and freedom to enhance home improvements for artistic or decorative purposes, but you can also make distinct improvements that will serve as a valuable investment in the future. Homeownership provides enormous freedom to make the living environment that you have always craved for. You can change the wall designs, redesign windows or doors, make changes to floors and do everything that helps to make a house, your home, without even having to ask for the permission of a landlord.


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