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If You Wonder About Whether Or Not You Should Buy A Home

Jul 12, 2008
The decision to rent a home is not something to be taken lightly. There are many things to consider. When deciding whether to rent or buy, you should consider your finances as well as the market.

Even if you are considering buying a dream home, you can always ask if you have the option to rent until a later time. Financing is what determines whether you can afford to buy or rent. What are some of the expenses when owning a home, as opposed to renting? In a nutshell, this always will be the main determining factor between the two.

There are a lot optional points when considering buying a house. When you buy as opposed to renting, you become part of an established community. Being part of the larger consciousness is what this really means. Communities are collectives.

Being a good neighbor, owning a home in a home full of other homeowners is a standard to live up to. It is a given assumption that you will ensure that your yard is mowed and the landscaping is sculpted to conform to neighborhood standards. No one is going to come to your new house and give you a set of rules to abide by. It is assumed by your neighbors that you will conform. This means that you will either be doing this outside maintenance yourself, or paying out to have it contracted for you.

You do have the freedom to garden the way you like and choose the landscaping and plants that you desire. Your own personal tastes should be expressed. The neighborhood gallery will allow you to be the artist you are. As long as you are not an abstract artist that loves to copy Jackson Pollack's masterpieces, you are safe. A rented community does not take precedence over traditional measures.

Being concerned about the outside appearance of your home is of no concern to you if you are renting. You don't have to worry about it. In fact, you probably do not have a choice in this matter. Often times, you do not have a choice of the inside colors of your rooms either. You do not always control these decisions. You rent your home or apartment. These decisions are may for you by the owner or management company.

When you enter into a rental agreement you must make sure that you have the first and last month's rent for a deposit. In most cases, you sign a lease to stay for a determined amount of time, move in and leave the rest to the owners. The maintenance is included as a part of your leasing agreement. One of the advantages of renting a home or apartment is if an appliance or toilet breaks down, the management or landlord repairs it.

You are responsible for repairs and maitenace when something breaks in the house you own. Renting a home places the burden of upkeep in the renter's hands. A homeowner has many responsibilities owning a home.

However, home owners do feel more stable. The home is yours. You invest the effort and you get the return for your investment. If you are lucky enough to own a home then you should have a good feeling of having something that belongs to you. Your domain is truly your own. With renting, this feeling and security is at best a temporary fix, a band-aid on a temporary situation that, ultimately, you have no real control over. The rent can go up, then you have to pay it, or move out. You can also become evicted. When you are renting, you don't have a say in these decisions.
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