Finding Your Perfect Home
In today’s world of compromises and rushed decisions, does your perfect home even exist? At Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty, we believe it does. In fact, we know it does. Because every day, in neighborhoods all over Hampton Roads, we help our clients find their perfect home.
Of course, it’s not as simple as wading through properties and setting up showings. Finding your perfect home is about listening: understanding your needs, priorities, concerns, and lifestyle. It’s about networking: drawing on relationships and resources, information and support.
It’s about professionalism: maintaining honesty and integrity, dedication and respect. and it’s about hard work: employing energy and hustle, passion and drive.
At the end of the day, your perfect home is out there, waiting for an Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty client, thanks to your agent who understands just what perfect means to you.
The Advantages Of Home Ownership
A home is most likely the largest purchase you will ever make, and it marks a major step in life. There is no scientific formula that tells someone when they’re ready to buy, but you should take stock of your financial situation as well as your personal lifestyle. In general, there are a number of advantages to homeownership, both tangible and intangible, that you’ll want to consider.
Every payment you make on your mortgage puts you one step closer to acquiring a major possession.And every improvement you make to your property not only enhances your way of life, but also adds value to your home.
Protection From Inflation
Once you purchase a home, the bulk of your housing costs are not exposed to inflation.That means your only housing expenses that will rise over time with inflation are property taxes, homeowners insurance and maintenance costs.
Because a home increases in value even as you are paying down your loan, most buyers effortlessly build equity. Equity creates wealth and can help you accomplish any number of financial goals, such as paying for retirement or funding a child’s education.
Your real estate taxes and the interest on your mortgage are usually deductible from your income tax. For many buyers, that tax break can go a long way toward making home ownership just as affordable as renting. Check with your accountant.
For many people, but certainly not all, home ownership simply makes life more enjoyable, whether it’s the pride that comes from decorating and maintaining your home or the knowledge that your family will grow up in the neighborhood of your choice. Homeownership is still the American Dream.
The Home Buying Process