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Why Owning a Home is Better than Leasing

Sep 7, 2022 | Lifestyle

For many people, the dream of owning a home is just that: a dream. Rather than putting their hard-earned money toward a mortgage, they opt to lease an apartment or condo. While there are some benefits to leasing, there’s no doubt that owning a home is better in the long run.

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Benefits of Owning a Home vs. Leasing

For one thing, when you own a home, you build equity with each mortgage payment. That equity thing – well, that’s definitely something that will put a smile on your face. If you ever need to borrow money, your home equity can serve as collateral for a loan. So, in a sense, owning a home is like having a savings account that you can tap into if needed. 

Leasing an apartment or condo may be easier on your wallet in the short term, but over time it will end up costing you more money. With each rent payment, you’re essentially throwing money away that could be going toward building equity in a home of your own. 

Owning a home has its perks for sure. When you own your own home, you don’t have to worry about noisy neighbors or street parking. That’s right! Say goodbye to having to deal with someone playing their music too loud in the apartment above you or trying to find a parking spot when you get home late. If you’re looking for more space, more privacy, and security, then owning a home is definitely the way to go.

And then there are the little things that make owning a home much better than leasing. When you own a home, you have the freedom to make changes and renovations as you see fit. You can paint the walls, upgrade your fixtures, add space, build a fence, and make it truly your own. With leasing, you can’t exactly put your own personal stamp on your leased property. You’re often limited in terms of what modifications you can make to the property.

Finally, owning a home is simply a smarter financial investment than leasing. Over time, your home will likely appreciate in value, providing you with a nice nest egg down the road. At the end of the day, there’s no denying that owning a home is better than leasing. 

Let’s face it; you’ll never really have full privacy in a rental unit since your landlord will likely need to enter the premises from time to time. Additionally, you’ll be at the mercy of your neighbors in terms of noise levels and other nuisances. And finally, there’s always the potential for your rent to go up unexpectedly if your landlord decides to raise the price. 

So, if you’re tired of throwing money away on rent and looking to make a smart financial decision that will benefit you in the long run, it may be time to start thinking about buying a place of your own. 

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