Financial Planning: 4 Reasons to Buy a Waldorf MD House Today
Homeownership in Southern Maryland will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home (educational, health, social) that far transcend any economic impact. However, we want to look at several of the financial advantages of homeownership in today’s post.
1. Buying in Waldorf MD is Cheaper Than Renting
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The report reveals that:
“Interest rates have remained low, and even though home prices have appreciated around the country, they haven’t greatly outpaced rental appreciation…Nationally, rates would have to reach 9.1% for renting to be cheaper than buying. Rates haven’t been that high since January of 1995, according to Freddie Mac.”
2. Homeownership “Forces” You to Save Money to Purchase a Waldorf MD Home
According to SavingAdvice.com, homeownership is a great way to save. Their advice is quite simple:
“Homeownership is a “forced” savings account because you own the home, you have no choice – that monthly housing cost has got to be paid no matter what…Homeownership can be an outstanding way to force yourself to be more frugal in the rest of your spending so that you can save and build equity in your home.”
3. Homeownership Offers Several Tax Deductions
According to the Tax Policy Center’s Briefing Book -“A citizen’s guide to the fascinating (though often complex) elements of the federal Tax System” – there are several tax advantages to homeownership. Here are three:
- Homeowners who itemize deductions may reduce their taxable income by deducting any interest paid on a home mortgage.
- Homeowners who itemize deductions may also reduce their taxable income by deducting property taxes they pay on their homes.
- Taxpayers who sell assets must generally pay capital gains tax on any profits made on the sale.
4. Experts Expect Waldorf MD Home Price Appreciation to Continue
Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number.
Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.
Some are afraid that home values may have already peaked. However, we believe that purchasing a home now will prove to be a sound financial decision for years to come. As Warren Buffet said, “When others are greedy, be fearful. When others are fearful, be greedy.”
Written by: Skip Young
Finances plays a huge part in your purchase of a Waldorf MD house. If you are looking to buy you need to look at a couple of factors. Ill cover the factors that I run into everyday while working with Buyers and Sellers in bother New Construction with Caruso Homes and also with Residential Real Estate Sales. Here are a couple of big ticket items.
Do you have money for down payment to buy in Southern Maryland?
There are 100% financing programs out there if you want to buy in Waldorf MD. Veteran home loans require you to have no money. Its a courtesy for serving your country. FHA is another program out there that requires you to put 3.5% down. If you calculate a $300,000 home in Waldorf your looking at having to have $10,500 as your down payment on the house. If you still have to pay closing cost on top of that. USDA is another program that appears only in specific parts of Charles County.
Would it save me money to buy in Waldorf MD instead of Renting in Southern Maryland?
Yes; this question is easily answered because you are not giving your money to a landlord that has the mortgage on your home. Its an investment to buy a home in Waldorf MD. Like having a solid bank account holding your paychecks every month. When you out grow the home and start a family you can sell and transfer the equity to your new purchase.
If you are looking to Buy a Home in Southern Maryland, hire a Southern Maryland Realtor to help you find the Home you are looking for. In either Charles County, St. Mary’s County, Prince Georges County, Calvert County or Anne Arundel County, Finding and Hiring a local Realtor will help you find the right home for the right price. If its New Construction you need, your local Maryland Realtor can help you find the right Community or even find the right On Your Lot with Caruso Homes to build your Luxury Dream Home. What is your house value. Home value comes from the sales of other properties in your community that have sold over the last 6 months. When your house is prepared to go on the market, the value is calculated by Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Square Footage, Garage and Basement. Location also plays a part in the value of your home. If your in a good location, close to shopping, in a great school district, this will attract more potential buyers to your home. Making the home value much higher and also opening up the possibility of selling your home much faster. Taking also into the factor that when buying a New Luxury home from Caruso Home – On Your Lot, you have the opportunity to get your new home built for less than regular market value. Always give New Construction of your purchase a chance to see if you have the 7 – 9 months of build time. Caruso Homes also has communities all around Maryland that have homes that are 30 – 45 days out for you to purchase as well. Buying new will give you the value and equity to grow in your investment.
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