Why Buying a Home is a Good Idea

Even in today’s market, houses generally appreciate about 4 or 5% per year. It will obviously vary from year to year and neighborhood to neighborhood, but, for the most part, buying a home is a great investment. The tax benefits of home ownership far outweigh renting. And then there’s personalization: you can get the type of home that works best for your family and customize it any way you want! No landlords to haggle with about paint, parking, animals, etc. Being a home owner allows for freedom to start to live the American dream.

Things NOT to do before buying a home:

  • Don’t buy any major purchases! You want to keep your debt ratio low. Major purchases include: cars, furniture, appliances, electronics, jewelry, vacations, etc.
  • Don’t move money around! When a lender reviews your loan package, one of the things they’re concerned about is the source of funds for your down payment. A loan officer will look at your liquid assets, such as your checking and savings accounts, money market funds, stock market statements, 401K and retirement accounts to ensure quality control and potential fraud.
  • Don’t change banks. On the same token as the above mentioned, it’s best to show a consistent banking history. Stay put until the close of escrow.

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