Money Back in Your Pocket
While housing is a necessary expense, there is some truth to the commonly held opinion that by paying rent for an apartment each month you’re throwing money out the window. You will earn no return on the money you hand over to your landlord to keep a roof over your head. Conversely, you will eventually get back a portion of the mortgage payments you have made to your lending financial institution (on the principal, not the interests). When you resell your home, for example.
An Inheritance for Your Children
With the current state of the real estate market and with high interest rates, it may be difficult for your children to purchase a home of their own or even to save enough to make their dreams come true. You yourself being the owner of one or more properties means you will be able to leave them a substantial inheritance.
As an owner, you have far more leeway regarding the use of your house or condo. One example is noise levels, like during a backyard celebration or if you have rambunctious little ones. Rental building owners may impose stricter rules: as soon as another tenant complaints about loud neighbours, the party is over! That said, respecting your neighbours must always be a priority, whether you are a tenant or a homeowner.
A Space Where Pets Are Always Welcome
Can’t find a place you like that accepts your fur baby? An increasing number of apartment buildings do not allow animals in their units because of noise and material damages (scratched floors, chewed up walls, etc.). By buying your home, you will never have to deal with this issue again.
A Floor Plan and Decor You Like
Do you detest the apartment’s open concept living area and would prefer a more partitioned space? Do you find the salmon wall paint garish? Would you like to install underfloor heating, but hate the idea of the following tenants enjoying an upgrade you paid for? You need your own house!