Renting vs Buying

FullSizeRender11Sooner or later, it hits almost every renter: the pain of dealing with a landlord, or seeing your monthly payments vanish, or realizing you don’t have control over your living space. Sound familiar? It might be time to start thinking about buying a home of your own.

Do you realize that renting prepares you for buying?

It helps you figure out what you want.

With every move, you discover things: the neighborhoods you like, the sorts of kitchens you prefer, and the fact that popcorn ceilings drive you crazy. You’re in a great position to buy. You know what you want, what you don’t want, and what you’d love to have.

Do you remember why you rented in the first place? Did you think your rent payment would be less than your mortgage payment? Did you want to call your landlord to fix things when they broke? Were you unsure where you wanted to live? Did you make less money than you do now?

Is all this still true?

If not, maybe you’re ready to buy.

Things change. People change. Life changes.

Now’s a great time to buy, and you might be a lot closer to home ownership than you think. I’d love to hear your thoughts.