Home ownership

I’m Miriam  Neff-with STARTING OVER FINANCIALLY,-and I’m Valerie Neff Hogan, and we’re here to talk about money


M  Views of home ownership are changing.  Millinnials generally don’t want large spaces and antiques.  More people are renting.  New tax implications may not favor home ownership as before.


V  Here are some things to consider.  What would that home investment earn if in another asset, not real estate?  Now add real estate taxes, upkeep inside and out, utilities, and property taxes.  Weigh that against homeowners association fees or rental costs. And its not just about money. More space means more time as well as money.  If that’s your value, and your budget allows for that, enjoy your home and practice hospitality.