- Holly Keller
What’s so Great About Real Estate?
Updated: Jun 9, 2022
Real estate is almost a world of its own. It isn’t really like any other industry, and so people seem to be afraid to take any part in it. The truth is that real estate has almost endless benefits for those that are willing to take the chance. Whether you’re looking for a place to live or an investment, here are a few benefits of buying real estate.
Almost everything you can buy will depreciate from the time you buy it. This is especially true for tangible items. Real estate property is one of very few exceptions. If you buy a house for $100,000 today and then live in it for ten years, when you move, you may be able to sell it for $120,000. This means that even if you buy a house simply to live in, you can still consider it to be an investment. It is important to remember that the real estate market can rise and fall, just like any other market. There will likely be a point when your house is valued at less than what you paid for it, but if you wait, and take care of the property, the value will go up over time.
The government offers special tax breaks to those who own property, especially if it’s your first home, or some other special case. Make sure to look into the tax breaks you can receive before purchasing a home.
Option to make even more money
Homes, especially houses, can earn the owners a lot of money through rent collections, if the house is able to be rented out. If you only own one property, you may not be able to rent it out, but there are other options. If you have some extra space, consider renting out an extra room, or at least some storage space. If you don’t like the idea of strangers being in your house, consider buying a duplex. You can live on one side, while renters on the other side pay most of the expenses on the property. Or, after you’ve lived in the house for a while and are ready to move, instead of selling the house, rent it out, and use the rent to pay for your new house. Once that mortgage is paid off, you have a handy source of income from your old house.
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