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Why Buying a Home is a Good Idea
When you rent, you are normally limited on what you can do to
improve your home. You have to get permission to make certain
types of improvements. Nor does it make sense to spend
thousand of dollars painting, putting in carpet, tile or
window coverings when the main person who benefits is the
landlord and not you.
Since your landlord wants to keep his expenses to a minimum,
he or she will probably not be spending much to improve the
When you own a home, however, you can do pretty much whatever
you want. You get the benefits of any improvements you make,
plus you get to live in an environment you have created, not
some faceless landlord.
Both indoors and outdoors, you will probably have more space
if you own your own home. Even moving to a condominium from
an apartment, you are likely to find you have much more room
available – your own laundry and storage area, and bigger
rooms. Apartment complexes are more interested in creating
the maximum number of income-producing units than they are in
creating space for each of the tenants.
If you are moving to a home for the first time, you are going
to be very pleased with all the new space you have available.
You may have to even buy more "stuff."