Benefits of Owning Your Own Home

● You own an asset that can appreciate in value
● You can stop paying your landlord's mortgage
● Your equity can grow every month
● Tax benefits —interest and propery taxes may be deductable

Is Now a Good Time to Buy?

● Mortgage rates are low
● Home prices have been appreciating
● Real estate can be a sound investment

What to do Before Buying

1. Call a mortgage provider
2. Save for a downpayment
3. Avoid other major purchases
4. Research neighborhoods and communities