by Patricia Feager, 6/16/18
June is National Home Ownership Month. As a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, I am being encouraged to educate the public. While there are many reasons why one prefers to rent over buying a home, all it takes is experience to help you decide what's best for you. Everyone has their own life experiences. Some are good and some not so good. Here are some reasons I prefer to own rather than rent.
A Landlord may have more control over my budget than their Tenant.
A Landlord may increase rent.
A Landlord may have reasons to get inside.
A Landlords may have rigid rules.
A Landlord may control what a Tenant can or can't do.
A Landlord may have strict rules for Tenants to follow.
A Landlords may have access when contractors are needed.
A Landlord may be responsible for the the conduct and behavior of all tenants.
A Landlords may have additional fees and/or restrictions for pets.
While there are many reasons why people need to rent, sometimes people don't know they have choices. People can only take away your savings, hopes, dreams, and happiness if you let them. For me, a home is a place of Zen, peace, quiet, choice of colors or noise. If you're thinking about moving out of a rental and need to stay in the Dallas Fort Worth area, please let me know to discuss your choices and options about owning.
National Home Ownership Month