Why own a home instead of renting?
Now you'll often hear "It's the biggest investment you'll ever make!".
And that's probably a true statement, but our personal view is thinking that buying a home is going to guarantee a major jackpot at the end of your ownership is a roll of the dice. Buy at the top of a bubble and you're going to get spanked, HARD.
So why buy a home? The reasons will vary from person to person.
For us, the reason why is a series of words.
Liz and I married just a handful of days after I graduated from Annapolis. The first six years of our marriage involved a lot of nomadic life and no realistic opportunity to be a home owner. 5 different homes in 6 years, none of them ours.
After my Navy days we headed to Cincinnati to start my career as an engineer. Initially we rented. We wanted some time to get to know the area, get my job history established and figure out the whats and the whys.
After a year we were ready to buy. Let's just say that the kids next door "helped" us know it was time to make the big move. We were tired of not having control or choice. Not being able to paint a wall a color we wanted. Having to be particular about how many pets we could have, and being charged extra to have them. Working night shift and having the door just outside the bedroom slamming all day long. It was time to have some control.
It didn't take long for us to find a place that would become our home. A modest ranch with 2.5 acres of woods. No one within sight of our home, and still only a 20 minute commute to work.
Over the last years we've exercised our choice that comes with home ownership. Besides the framework of the home, poured foundation and the drywall, there's almost nothing that is the same as when we bought our home. We've gutted and remodeled everything.
And there's no one to tell us how many pets we can have.
No one that dictates how we decorate.
This home has provided us stability.
The landlord can't raise the rent, decide to sell the home and tell us to move, or make a false claim against the security deposit.
This home is ours (well other than the mortgage lien!).
While it's not a big profit center for us, it's provided something we didn't have the first 6 years. A home to call ours.
Now years later we help people buy and sell homes, for whatever personal reasons drive them. It's a privilege to help guide those choices. Call us at 513-520-5305 if you need someone that's been there and done that to help!
Serving Warren County home buyers and sellers,
Bill and Liz aka BLiz
Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas
The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747
William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109 Kentucky 77938
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Two locations: Lebanon & Mason, OH
Bill Direct: 513-520-5305
Liz Direct: 513-265-3004
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