The month of July is when the topics of freedom and independence are foremost in everyone’s minds. We celebrate our country’s independence on July 4th. In general, kids are free from school and enjoying summer activities. Families take time off of work and go on vacations together.
One of the concepts that Americans personally associate with freedom and independence is home ownership. You are no longer responsible to a landlord. You can personalize and modify your home and property to match your own styles and tastes. Your mortgage is an investment in your future instead of a payment toward someone else’s. You’ll even get additional tax credits when tax time rolls around.
When making your decision to buy a home, do keep in mind all of the related expenses however. Don’t make the mistake of exceeding your budget by leaving out important components of home ownership. You will have insurance, property taxes, additional utilities, and home maintenance to include as well. Homeowner’s Associations can add costs and limitations as well. Factoring these in when making your decision will help you maintain your independence instead of becoming a slave to your home.
If you’re ready to begin your journey to freedom by buying a home, then give me a call. Let me help you avoid the pitfalls while enjoying all of the benefits the new found independence can bring.
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