Currently Renting? Consider These Things

As a renter, you’re continuously faced with decisions each year: 

  1. Extend your lease. 
  2. Rent somewhere else. 
  3. Buy a home. 

Your specific answer, of course, depends on your unique situation. However, if you are in any position to buy a Des Moines home, there are some important things to consider. 

Benefits to Homeownership

  1. Rent is rising quickly. Rent increasing each year isn’t new. It has been happening for decades. However, prices are accelerating quicker than usual. 
  2. You’re missing out on equity. Last month, we wrote a blog on how equity increases your wealth. As a renter, you are missing out on building equity and increasing your wealth each year. This provides financial stability. 
  3. You can make your home your own. As a homeowner, you have the freedom to truly make your home your own. You can decorate it, personalize it and upgrade it whenever you feel the need. You can also live there as long as you want or need, without fear of rising rents, a landlord selling the property, etc. This provides emotional stability. 

Deciding the right time to buy a home is ultimately your decision. However, if you’ve even been considering the move to homeownership, feel free to reach out to the Knickerbocker Real Estate Team today.