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Buying A Home Or Renting, You’re Paying Someones Mortgage

Buying A Home Or Renting, You’re Paying Someones Mortgage. Why not pay your mortgage?

There’re some people who have not purchased homes yet because they’re uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, unless you are living rent-free, you’re paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained in their article, “12 Practical Steps to Getting Rich,”

“While renting on a temporary basis isn’t terrible, you should most certainly own the roof over your head if you’re serious about your finances. It won’t make you rich overnight, but by renting, you’re paying someone else’s mortgage. In effect, you’re making someone else rich.”

Christina Boyle, Senior Vice President and head of the Single-Family Sales & Relationship Managementorganization at Freddie Mac, explains another benefit of securing a mortgage vs. paying rent:

“With a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, you’ll have the certainty & stability of knowing what your mortgage payment will be for the next 30 years – unlike rents which will continue to rise over the next three decades.”

Buying A Home Or Renting, You’re Paying Someones Mortgage

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’. This allows you to build equity in your home. You can tap into this equity later in life if you choose. As a renter, you guarantee the landlord is the person with that equity.

Interest rates are still at historic lows, making it one of the best times to secure a mortgage and make a move into your dream home. Freddie Mac’s latest report shows that rates across the country were at 3.94% last week.

Bottom Line

Whether you are looking for a primary residence for the first time or are considering a vacation home on the shore, now may be the time to buy.

Kris and Kim Darney – REALTORS® – Grandparents – 909.985.9392 – CA BRE# 01930954; 01464957; 01458057
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