First-time buyers usually receive a lot of advices from friends, family, and even co-workers that the right time to buy a house is today. Well, not exactly today but it should be done as soon as possible. When pressed for reasons though, they may have different answers and for someone who is already confused, that would not help at all in enforcing your decision to buy a house.
To help you out, let’s look at the most important reasons why you should be saving now to buy your dream house in the near future.
1. Appreciation. You may have noticed that the value of real estate properties fluctuate every now and then. Over a long period of time though, the value of real estate is always increasing. The sooner you buy a property, the better return you will get from your investment in the future if you decide to sell the property.
2. Tax deductions. IRS Publication 530 cites tax information for buyers who bought their first property. The real estate property taxes paid for it are fully deductible from income tax. It would definitely be a big benefit for first-time home buyers.
3. Peace of mind. Once you have moved into your newly bought home, you can drill to your heart’s desire, you can crank up the volume on your speaker, you can paint and repaint the walls, and you can do pretty much anything you want without the fear that you will lose your security deposit.
4. It is cheaper in the long run. While renting may mean paying less monthly, buying makes more sense in the long run. After you have paid the full price of your house, you can do with it as you please. You can sell it if you want or but in renting you will have to move out once the lease is up and if you do not want to extend the contract.
These are reasons enough why you should buy a house. If you are still not convinced, let us look at your current resources financial and otherwise and gauge if you are ready to make one of the biggest investments you will make. We can also see what you can do to make you ready for buying your own house.