DISADVANTAGES OF RENTING : No equity. The monthly rent you pay goes to the landlord. It represents the fee you pay for using the property. You gain no ownership in the property, no matter how long you live there. : No tax benefits. While homeowners can deduct property taxes and mortgage interest on their tax returns, renters aren’t eligible for housing-related federal tax credits or deductions. : Home improvements go to the landlord. Any structural or decorative home improvements renters make belong to the building owner and will have to stay behind when you move to a different place. Additionally, approval will be necessary for any major redecoration. After all is said, the decision to buy or rent depends on the prospective homebuyer’s circumstances. There is no denying, though, that a home of your own is a good financial and emotional investment. An investment in a home can also mean an investment in the future of your children. There can be nothing better than leaving a home behind as a legacy for your children to enjoy. There is much to consider when you want to buy a home. Switching from renting to homeownership is highly challenging, but an exciting and amazing decision to make.
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