Advantages to Homeownership

We all know homeownership is a great part of building a solid financial base. "Buy land", they say, "They're not making it anymore." You won't go wrong making the financial commitment in owning real estate. After all, it will only appreciate, right? Homeownership can be considered a form of forced savings, building your equity over time.

But did you know there are also numerous non-financial benefits to homeownership that you may not have thought of? Understanding personal goals and priorities can guide you towards finding a home that meets both your financial and non-financial needs. Take a look at this comprehensive list of advantages that come with owning a home:

  1. Stability and Security: Owning a home provides control over your own living arrangements. No longer having to be concerned with lease renewals or disruptive landlord decisions provides the stability and security, knowing your monthly payment, decor and furnishings, will stay steady and unchallenged.
  2. Pride of Ownership: You can personalize and improve their property to reflect your style and personality, enhancing your sense of well-being. Whether it be through paint color or wall paper, changing the flooring, adding landscaping or replacing fixtures, you have the ability to transform the spaces however you choose and make them something you can be proud of.
  3. Community Involvement: Settling down in a particular neighborhood or city gives you "roots" upon which to grow. Whether you are frequenting local businesses or walking the dog, getting to know those around you builds your sense of belonging, fosters community connection and involvement, leading to a higher quality of life. 
  4. Educational Opportunities: Homeownership positively impacts education, especially for children, as it provides stable housing in better school districts and access to educational resources within the community.
  5. Health and Well-Being: Homeowners typically experience better physical and mental health compared to renters. The stability and control of homeownership can aid in reducing stress and enhance overall your quality of life.
  6. Emotional Stability: Having a sanctuary to call your own brings about emotional stability; meaning it can provide a deep sense of belonging, and a solid groundwork for personal and family growth, unwavering stability, and overall emotional well-being.

If you are on the quest for a home that perfectly suits your needs, why not let Excelsior Realty be your trusted partner throughout the entire process? Contact us today to get started!