Having recently become a homeowner for the very first time, I'll tell you firsthand that it is more than just having a set of keys and your name on a deed. It's such a great feeling knowing that you
5 Things That Happen When You Buy A Home
Having recently become a homeowner for the very first time, I'll tell you firsthand that it is more than just having a set of keys and your name on a deed. It's such a great feeling knowing that you now own your very own home, your own space, your own piece of this wonderful earth! Here are a few more things you can expect when purchasing your home!
You learn what pride of ownership means
Like me, you may take pride in things that you own such as your car, clothes, jewelry and other material items, but nothing compares to the feeling of homeownership! Buying your first place no matter how big or small, no matter the price, no matter how old you are, is an accomplishment! You get to come home to that accomplishment every day!
You’ll have more peace of mind
Once you've moved into your new home, and finally settle in, you'll have a moment of “Ah, this is mine.” You'll no longer have to ask your landlord for permission to change things. You can fix it up, paint the rooms whatever color you want, make it your own, get a dog (like my family and I were able to finally do after renting for so long), plant a tree, you can literally do or redo anything you want, any way that you want it, whenever you want!
You’ll obsess over improving your home
Get ready to let your creativity flow! One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements of all is paint! Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated which adds value. Like for my family and I, home improvement stores will be your new “go-to” places! Yes, There are people you can hire to snake a toilet, tile a backsplash, refinish your floors, update your kitchen cabinets and all the other projects you’ll want or need to do in your home over the years, but it can be so much more satisfying—and cost-effective—when you do it yourself (like I did). Not to mention, the pride you feel seeing the finished product and knowing “that was me/us” is so gratifying!
You start prioritizing differently
Instead of buying work outfits or shoes or fancy dinners, you'll ask yourself, should I spend on this or should I use the money for a certain project. For instance, not to say my wife and I splurged on materialistic items often before, but now as homeowners we think, "Should we buy this or can we use this money towards our next home-improvement project?" Choose wisely, for us, it's turned out to be more of us choosing the project route rather than material items as of late! Let me tell you, there's no better feeling than improving your home!
You start investing in yourself
When you put pride, money, time, and sweat into home improvement projects it creates equity in your home, you’re impacting its value. That is an investment in your home, and also an investment in you and your future. Home equity can be a long-term strategy for building wealth!
Want to talk more about homeownership? Don't hesitate to reach out! I'm just a phone call away!
Victor Madrigal, Realtor
Victor Madrigal, from a young age, witnessed his father invest money, time, and labor into real estate. It was these memories that encouraged Victor to become a Realtor in 2009. After successfully obt....
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