For most, buying a home is the most important investment they’ll ever make.
A home is something of great value to a family, a big part of the American Dream. It is a place where children are provided stability in a neighborhood or school. Homes allow families to put down roots, build family memories and create lifelong friends.
In recent studies it has been shown that homeownership has a significantly positive effect on the reading and math performance of kids between the ages of three and twelve. Homeowners move less frequently than renters, and that stability raises educational attainment in children from families of all economic levels.
Research from the National Association of REALTORS® shows that homeowners are happier and healthier with higher self-esteem and higher perceived control over their lives. They even report that homeowners have higher self-ratings on their physical and mental health.
Owning a home is one of the best ways to build long-term wealth. And many home owners can deduct mortgage interest and property taxes on their federal income tax return.
You’re not only choosing the place where you and your family will live — you’re also making a long-term commitment involving a significant portion of your assets.
You need the power of knowledge, which will give you confidence and peace of mind. Some of that knowledge is here. But none can replace the expertise of a REALTOR®*, your trusted real estate advisor, who will guide you all the way through the process of buying your home.
*REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics