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Is renting or buying better?
While renting or buying have pros and cons, it basically comes down to what you’re looking for when buying a house. Renters will have the advantage of management-provided maintenance and lawn care, while as a home owner, you’ll have the opportunity to build equity with monthly payments, while also qualifying for tax incentives to help offset new homeowner expenses.
Am I ready to be a homeowner?
Take a financial inventory of all of your debts and assets. Are you employed? Do you have enough money saved for a down payment? These are just a few things to consider before buying a home.
What do I look for in homes?
Does the home fit your needs? Is it large enough for you and your family? Is the structure sound? Consider other issues, such as the quality of appliances, maintenance issues, the neighborhood, the quality of local schools, etc. All of these topics should be considered before purchasing a house.