Home buying advantages part two:
Quality of Life. Home-buying and living in your home affects the quality of life. It adds to your confidence, giving you a sense of pride and satisfaction. You have a sense of emotional well-being as well as peace of mind.
Tax Deductibility of Mortgage Interest. The entire mortgage interest payment is tax-deductible and the “net” cost of the mortgage payment actually puts money in your pocket.
Tax Deductibility of Property Taxes. Similarly, the property taxes are due and payable twice a year and may seem like a lot of waste of money. Typically, property taxes are $1.10/$1,000 of your purchase price. However, the property taxes are also tax deductible and you get it back in the form of tax savings.
Appreciation Potential. Typically and historically, nationwide property values have gone up in value at 7% per year. In California and some other states, properties have, in certain good economic times, appreciated at the rate of over 20% per year. At 7% conservative rate, the property doubles up in value in 10 years. So, a property worth $500,000 will be worth $1,000,000, equaling a gain of $50,000 on a yearly basis. For an average person, it is difficult to save that kind of money.