Thinking about becoming a HOMEOWNER?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Brownstead Real Estate, LLC 0611278

Thinking about becoming a HOMEOWNER? Think you can’t afford to a home? Worried about whether home-buying is a good INVESTMENT? Buying a home can be an intimidating process, but the first step is to ask yourself these questions: Do I want to own a home? Can I afford to own a home? Does owning a home make sense for me financially?

If you are still struggling with these questions, here are some facts that might help you take that first step towards becoming a homeowner.

Over the last ten years, the cost of rental housing in the U.S. has increased an average of 3.5% per year. If that trend continues, that means that an apartment or home renting for $1,000 per month will cost more than $1,300 a month in ten years. If you rent the same home for ten years, the total amount you would pay for rent will equal $140,777!None of that $140,777 is returned to you, either through savings or as an investment.

Homeownership, on the other hand, has tax advantages over renting a home, and those advantages can help you save money. For many homeowners, part of the monthly mortgage payment “comes back to you” in tax savings.

I ask that you please give me a call TODAY at 214-872-0400 or send me an e-mail and give me the opportunity to discuss how I can help you buy your home.

  • Full-time professional licensed Realtor®
  • CollinCounty resident
  • Representing buyers, sellers and investors
  • Member: National Association of Realtors®, Texas Association of Realtors®, CollinCounty Association of Realtors®
  • B.S., Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Studies, HawaiiPacificUniversity
  • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
  • Retired U.S. Army First Sergeant


I sincerely thank you for your valuable time!


Michael L. Brownstead, GRI


Ebby Halliday Realtors® 8920 Coit Rd., Ste. 100Plano, TX75025


Phone: 214-872-0400


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Comments (4)

Ron T. Weems Jr.
Weems Property Group | KW North Sound - Bothell, WA
Managing the details one home at a time.


I hope home buyers find this post for you. It is very easy to understand and just maybe some of them that can afford a home will get off the fence. Thanks for serving our country. Have a great week.

Oct 10, 2011 06:34 AM
Maya Thomas, Broker
Tampa, FL
Please see my client recommendations.

Thank you for your service to our country!  I know you will put that same dedication, hark work, ethics, morals and dedication into serving your clients!  Best of luck!

Oct 10, 2011 09:26 AM ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
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Michael great advice you posted here to attract any home buyer to contact you or me :p ... LOL .. enjoy your evening GO RANGERS !

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Oct 10, 2011 02:16 PM
Michael L. Brownstead
Brownstead Real Estate, LLC - Frisco, TX
ABR, GRI, MRP, SRS, 1SG US Army (Ret.)

Thank you folks, I appreciate your kind words!

Oct 10, 2011 11:51 PM

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