Why Does a First Time Home Owner Buy a House?

Reblogger John Cannata
Mortgage and Lending with 214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com NMLS # 322646

A different look at why First Time Home Buyers make the move to purchase.  Donna points out some maybe not so obvious reasons they make the leap to home ownership.

Original content by Donna Harris 0480809

What makes that first time home owner finally take the leap to buy a house?  Is it the responsibility of the maintenance?  Is it wanting to plant their own flowers in their own garden?  Is it because they want to buy a lawn mower and sweat in the heat of mowing every weekend?

There are many reasons why someone takes that leap, and below is a list of some common triggers that I often hear that helps them make their important decision.

  • Writing the rent check month after month- Instead of paying your own mortgage, you realize you're paying someone else's mortgage in addition to putting some extra into your landlord's pocket.
  • Running from you Car in the Rain- Your apartment complex doesn't have covered parking so every time it rains, you sit in your car gathering everything up in your arms so you can take that mad dash out of the rain... and then you drop your books in a puddle.
  • Tired of Walking up Three Flights of Stairs- Everytime you need to take the trash out or check your mail, you have to make the long trip up and down three flights of stairs, and you're just wishing you had curbside trash pickup and your mailbox was in front of your house.
  • You're Tired of the drab Walls- You want to paint the walls something that matches your personality, but you can't afford to lose your security deposit if the landlord doesn't agree with the choice.
  • Landlord not Returning Calls- Your toilet is overflowing or the AC is broken on the hottest day of the summer, and you can't get your landlord to return your calls to let you know how to go about fixing things. If you get things fixed without approval, you might be out extra money if it costs too much.

Are you renting and not sure if you're ready to make that leap?  Have the above things happened to you that have made you stop and think about your situation?  Give me a call or shoot me an email and let me know how I can help make you comfortable about buying and getting out of the renting cycle.  Together, we can find the missing piece you're looking for to make the leap.

**Are You Packed Yet?**

Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline
www.DonnaHomes.com
Donna@DonnaHomes.com

Austin, TX and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, Westlake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Whether you're buying or selling, I'll be with you through the entire process.

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Greg Nino
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Yeah, I read this - good reblog!

Apr 08, 2009 03:33 PM #1
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Noticed you had commented.  I dont have a ton of readers, but I still think its good information to share.

Apr 08, 2009 03:40 PM #2
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Hey John I hadn't seen you post in a while and missed your blog...I read Donna's post all the time, she's a great RE/MAX agent...

Apr 09, 2009 12:06 PM #3
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Hi Paul.  Thank you for noticing.  I've been a little busy (knock on wood) and wanted to be sure I was balancing work and family.  Unfortunately, it meant I was not spending as much time on AR except for a few comments here and there.  I think during one time I had missed 3 days of comments even.

Can't complain from being too busy, but I certainly have missed my friends on AR.  I'll be writing very shortly (maybe later tonight).  Thanks again!

Apr 09, 2009 12:41 PM #4
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Loreena and Michael Yeo
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This is a silly reason. But I did it because I could paint the walls any color I wanted.

Apr 09, 2009 02:23 PM #5
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John Cannata
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LOL Loreena.  Hey, what ever gets you motivated.

Apr 09, 2009 03:18 PM #6
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Erik Hitzelberger
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I definitely remember 1-3.  Third floor apartments are nice in that no one bothers you, but it is a pain in the a$$. 

Apr 10, 2009 02:35 PM #7
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John Cannata
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I was lucky, when I was apartment living, I did not go above the 2nd floor.  Not that the 2nd floor is great, but it was only a 2 story apartment so I didnt have anyone above me.  First floor would stink because of all the noise (I assume).  Thanks for the comment Eric.

Apr 11, 2009 06:05 AM #8
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Erik Hitzelberger
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Another fun fact about 3rd floor apartments is that if the insulation is poor between levels, the 3rd floor can get hot as Hades.  I would sit around with the windows open when it was 30 degrees outside. Ahhh the memories.

Apr 11, 2009 05:27 PM #9
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John Cannata
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LOL... I could see that happening.  I've noticed that in friends apartments before.

Apr 11, 2009 05:44 PM #10
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Donna Harris
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I had no idea you reblogged me. Thanks for the shout out!!

Apr 12, 2009 04:11 AM #11
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My pleasure.  I like to share good stuff with others.  Perhaps you'll pick up another reader, additional comments, more google love.

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