Homeownership Benefits You Don’t Get From Renting

Homeownership Benefits You Don’t Get From Renting

Having a roof over your head and a place to call your home is one of the basic needs for survival. That comes in different forms for different people, but owning a home and renting a property are two of the most common ways people shelter themselves from the elements. While similar in some cases, there are some real benefits that you get as a homeowner that you don’t get as a renter.

Homeownership Benefits You Don’t Get From Renting: Long-Term Equity

A lot of people tend to talk about a home as being an investment. Unless you’re renting out a portion of your home, that’s not technically true, since an investment is something that’s making you money. That doesn’t mean that it can’t make you money later on though. One of the advantages of being a homeowner is the ability to build long-term equity in your home by improving its value and taking advantage of positive market fluctuations. If you do it right, you should be able to sell your home for a profit when the time comes.

Tax Benefits

No one likes to pay taxes, and a lot of people feel like they’re paying more than they should have to. If you’re a homeowner who feels that way, you may be in luck. There are a few different tax benefits that come with owning a home. Some of them, like deducting your mortgage interest, can help offset the cost of owning a home at least a little. Others may be related to home improvement projects. For example, if you install solar panels, you can get back 26% of the cost through solar tax credits.

Homeownership Benefits You Don’t Get From Renting: Customizing Your Home

Some landlords have rules about what you can and can’t do to their property. You have no such issues to worry about as a homeowner. When you own the property, you have the freedom to make changes to your home to suit your preferences. You can change the floorplan, repaint, redo the floors, add windows, and much more. Want a new bathroom? All you have to do is create a plan and come up with the funds for it.

Being a homeowner comes with a much larger upfront cost, and the ongoing expenses are generally much more significant too, if you factor in things like mortgage payments, insurance, and general maintenance. That said, things like building long-term equity, tax breaks, and the ability to customize your home without a landlord breathing down your neck are just a few of the advantages that come with the territory of being a homeowner. If you’re interested in making that transition, be sure to check out the resources that are available to first-time homeowners before you get started.

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$2,950,000
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Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,800
SQFT
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6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,450
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4
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5,130
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,584
SQFT
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BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,411
SQFT
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BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,970
SQFT
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$699,900
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4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,568
SQFT
1240 Wales Dr
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$619,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,596
SQFT
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Becklers Riverside Add Subdivision
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$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,457
SQFT
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,706
SQFT
1383 Gasparilla Dr
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York Manor Subdivision
$495,000
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Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
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$368,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,764
SQFT
1271 Burtwood Dr
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$2,950,000
Land For Sale
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1.1381
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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$324,900
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2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
975
SQFT
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$389,000
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4
BEDS
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2,672
SQFT
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,017
SQFT
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,512
SQFT
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Country Club Homes Subdivision
$545,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,934
SQFT
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,234
SQFT
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Palmlee Park Subdivision
$324,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
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