Everyone knows why owning a home makes sense financially, especially compared to renting. But what about the less-talked-about benefits of homeownership?
There are a plethora of reasons why owning a home is beneficial that have nothing to do with money or equity. But with mortgage rates so high, it’s easy to be turned off. However, we’d like to counter with some powerful non-financial reasons to think twice.
Firsty, buying a house gives you the chance to flex your creative muscles. With a space you buy, you can make it truly and totally your own. This can lead to a sense of accomplishment, and in turn, increased happiness. Moreover, a National Association of REALTORS® report indicates making updates to or remodeling your home can help you feel more at ease and comfortable in your living space.
Among the top upgrades that led to greater happiness were interior paint, adding a home office, and new wood flooring.
Next, the responsibilities of homeownership give you a greater sense of achievement. While owning a house is a huge responsibility, it’s one that you’ll take great pride in.
“As the homeowner, you have the freedom to adopt a pet, paint the walls, and more. Of course, along with the freedoms of homeownership come responsibilities, such as making your monthly mortgage payments on time and maintaining your home. But as the property owner, you’ll be caring for your own investment.” ~ Freddie Mac,
As a bonus, you might actually get a return on your investment for any upgrades you make.
Lastly, homeownership can lead to increased community involvement. The sense of pride, belonging, and ownership extend beyond the walls of your home. Your residence also gives you a stake in your community. Since the average homeowner stays in their house for longer than a few years, that can lead to a stronger connection with your neighborhood.
“Living in one place for a longer amount of time creates an obvious sense of community pride, which may lead to more investment in said community.” ~ National Association of Realtors
As you can see, there are many non-financial benefits to homeownership...so are you ready to transform your life and make an investment in your future? If so, contact me today to get started.