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A House to Secure the Future

Aug 18, 2007
A home is one of the best securities that a person can have. It is one of our three basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Once you have a home that is all yours, there is one less item on your list of worries. You do not have to worry that your landlord will turn your out after serving you the minimum possible notice. You can renovate your house however you want. And whenever you decide that you need to get a loan, you can avail of the secured loan option by using your house as collateral.

Having lived in both rented apartments and homes owned by my family, I recognize the essential difference between the two. On the superficial level there are not that many differences between living as a tenant and living as an owner. It really does not seem to make much of a difference. However, there are several little things that can keep getting bigger with time and make you yearn for a place that you could own. One of these factors is the feeling of impermanence that comes with living in a rented apartment.

Even if you have been living there for several years, there is no guarantee that you will remain in the same place another twenty years from now. Owners may change, or their needs might alter, and so, your contract might not be renewed. How would you react then?

It is for such reasons that it is advisable to invest in a home. Property prices are not going to fall soon anyway, so you can live on in the same place till you can finally afford the country house that you have been dreaming about. If you find that you can afford that country house sooner rather than later, but are unwilling to sell the old apartment, you could go in for a secured loan. You could just place your old home as collateral as you go about purchasing your dream home with borrowed money.

Do remember that secured loans offer relatively low rates of interest as compared to the unsecured variety. Having obtained your property as collateral, your loan provider will obviously take you to be less of a risk than someone with an unsecured loan. Hence, you can make the most of the lower interest rates. Later, even while you continue to pay the loan on your new country house, you can make use of your home's equity by getting a home equity loan. If you own a house, life does become a lot simpler.
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