Posted by: Mitch @ South Maui Homes | September 24, 2012

Top 10 Reasons on Why You Should Buy a Home

  1. Quality of life – a home provides stability and security for you and your loved ones, and membership within a community of neighbors.

  2. Pride of home ownership – a home is a personal haven, a place that you can decorate, shape, and share over time because it’s yours.

  3. Excellent affordability – lower home prices combined with low interest rates means there are tremendous opportunities for buyers.

  4. Historically low interest rates – around 5 percent in the U.S. gives better purchasing power to those who qualify.

  5. Appreciation potential – your home investment can grow in value.

  6. Equity buildup and debt pay down – homeowners enjoy an average net worth of approximately $184,000 vs. $4,000 for renters.

  7. Leverage – where else can you buy an investment of this magnitude with 5-10 percent down?

  8. Tax deduction advantages – property tax and mortgage interest write-offs (in Canada, home owners gain a tax benefit upon selling).

  9. Tax exemption – up to $500,000 per married couple or $250,000 per person on sale of a primary residence in the United States (no tax upon sale in Canada).

  10. The real cost of renting – at $800 per month, with the average 6 percent rental increase per year, you will pay $126,536 over a 10-year period but have zero ownership of the property.

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