BELIVE ME! I know the feeling of having that fat IRS check burn in your pocket! CARS, TV's, NEW FURNITURE, ETC ETC, so many things you could do with it! However........
NONE of those will ever give you a return on investment! (now, for all you "naysayers" I know a home is not always 100 percent on this) But I'm willing to bet on it over any of the other options any day!
RENTERS! PAY ATTENTION HERE! Most don't realize that with a traditional FHA loan (most common loan on homes) that you ONLY NEED 3.5 % down payment! And with the average american getting around $3,200 back from the IRS, (and the average 3.5% down payment for a single family home being $2,000- $5,000) AND the majority of sellers paying ALL closing cost fees, it would be very possible to get into a NEW HOME and finally kick your landlord to the curb! (Not to mention all the other tax benefits that come as being a home owner).
PLEASE, check out my friend, Terry Heffner's blog (Guild Mortage), and for more information on this!
Terry Heffner's Blog
My Purpose and Resolve
I've always been taught, "a penny saved is a penny earned", and that everyone has their own "2 cents" to add to how we ought to go through this journey we call life. Imagine if we were to save all those insightful "2 cents", imagine how "rich" our lives would become! I hope this blog will not only inspire, but allow for knowledge and growth in the Treasure Valley Real Estate Market. And PLEASE, share this blog with your friends! When we all add our "2 cents" together, their value truly has no limits!