Mar 28, 2022

A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

By |2022-03-28T09:43:27-04:00March 28, 2022|Buyers, First Time Home Buyers, Real Estate Articles, Rent vs. Own, Topic|

The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your overall net worth. As Leslie Rouda Smith, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “Homeownership is rewarding in so many [...]

Feb 25, 2022

The Difference Between Renting and Owning [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2022-02-25T09:16:21-05:00February 25, 2022|First Time Home Buyers, Infographic, Rent vs. Own, Topic|

Some Highlights If you’re deciding whether to rent or buy, consider the many financial benefits that come with owning a home. As a renter, you build your landlord’s wealth and face rising costs. As a homeowner, you build your own net worth and can lock in your monthly payments for the length of your loan. [...]

Jan 31, 2022

Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country

By |2022-01-31T10:56:14-05:00January 31, 2022|First Time Home Buyers, Real Estate Articles, Rent vs. Own, Topic|

If you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and increasing mortgage rates, there’s something you should consider. According to the latest report from ATTOM Data, owning a home is more affordable than renting in the majority of the country. [...]

Oct 01, 2021

Reasons Renters Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-10-01T09:34:40-04:00October 1, 2021|First Time Home Buyers, Real Estate Articles, Rent vs. Own, Topic|

Some Highlights When deciding whether you should rent or buy, make sure you’re considering these factors. Buying a home means consistent monthly payments. Homeownership also helps to build your wealth. And owning a home gives you greater flexibility than renting. If you’re ready to take advantage of the perks of homeownership, [...]

Aug 30, 2021

The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

By |2021-08-30T08:51:44-04:00August 30, 2021|Buyers, First Time Home Buyers, Real Estate Articles, Rent vs. Own|

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be [...]

Aug 26, 2021

If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This.

By |2021-08-26T11:06:57-04:00August 26, 2021|First Time Home Buyers, Real Estate Articles, Rent vs. Own|

There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be focusing primarily on the financial aspects of homeownership – specifically affordability. Many articles are making the claim that it’s not affordable to buy a home in today’s market, but that isn’t [...]

Aug 03, 2021

With Rents on the Rise – Is Now the Time To Buy?

By |2021-08-03T07:57:07-04:00August 3, 2021|First Time Home Buyers, Real Estate Articles, Rent vs. Own|

According to recent data from realtor.com, median rental prices have reached their highest point ever recorded in many areas across the country. The report found rents rose by 8.1% from the same time last year. As it notes: “Beyond simply recovering to pre-pandemic levels, rents across the country are surging. Typically, rents fluctuate [...]

Jun 18, 2021

Owning a Home Has Distinct Financial Benefits Over Renting [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-06-24T11:11:49-04:00June 18, 2021|Buyers, First Time Home Buyers, Infographic, Rent vs. Own|

Some Highlights When you rent, you build your landlord’s wealth, your monthly payment depends on ever-rising rents, and you don’t benefit from home price appreciation. On the other hand, when you own your home, you build your own wealth, your monthly payment is locked in, and you benefit directly from home price appreciation. [...]

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