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Buying a Delaware or Pennsylvania Real Estate Helps Build Long-Term Wealth

Thursday, October 7, 2021   /   by Alex O'Brien

Buying a Delaware or Pennsylvania Real Estate Helps Build Long-Term Wealth

house.jpegHomebuyers in Delaware and Pennsylvania today are faced with the age-old question in real estate, "To buy or to rent?"

As you look closer at the costs of renting, you will quickly notice that the prospect of buying a home is much more lucrative, especially when it comes to long-term wealth.

Homeownership offers a better way to produce wealth and helps boost your net worth, unlike renting. If you are considering purchasing a home in Delaware or Pennsylvania this year, below are four reasons why you're making one of the wisest financial decisions to date:

You are paying your own mortgage

Each month you have a housing cost, but the question is whose housing cost are you paying? When you own a home in Delaware or Pennsylvania, you are paying your own mortgage. When you rent a home, you are paying your landlord's. As a homeowner, your mortgage payment will go towards paying down your own principal.

You are saving money

In addition to saving money on the rapidly rising costs of renting, homeownership is a means of "forced savings." Many people have trouble saving extra money while making their housing payment each month, but owning a home bypasses the tendency to defer savings.

You are boosting your net worth

The New York Times agrees— homeowners contribute significantly to their net worth simply by purchasing a home. "The net worth of homeowners over time has significantly outpaced that of renters, who tend as a group to accumulate little if any wealth," they stated in an editorial. A study from the Federal Reserve also found that the average net worth of a homeowner at $194,500 is 36 times greater than that of a renter at just $5,400.

There are tax benefits

If you've previously purchased a home in Delaware or Pennsylvania, you are aware of the tax benefits associated with homeownership. Homeowners are able to deduct the mortgage interest and property taxes from their income and what's more, gains of up to $500,000 for married couples and $250,000 for single tax filers can be excluded from income if you sell your home for a gain.

Buying a home in Delaware and Pennsylvania can be a lucrative move this fall and as your local expert, I am here to help answer any questions you have about the process or available properties in the area. Do not hesitate to reach out!

Katina Geralis
DE and PA Real Estate Expert
eXp Realty

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