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4 Reasons It’s Better to Own a New Home Than Rent

4 Reasons It’s Better to Own a New Home Than Rent

Posted on: June 27, 2018

Life is good. You’re loving your job and the surrounding community in which you live. But when it comes to renting your next apartment, you would love a little more flexibility and freedom, and the ability to make your personal sanctuary your own. While these are important, we have a few more things you should consider before signing that rental agreement:

Make It Your Own!

When you own your residence, you have full creative and executive control over it. Do what you would like to it, whether you want to personalize by painting the walls varying colors, set up a personal garden in your backyard, or build a tree house for your children to enjoy. Not only do you get to enjoy it, you may also enjoy the benefit of long-term real estate appreciation.

Great Financing Packages Are Available

Owning your first home might be easier than you think. Financing is readily available for qualified buyers. Some communities, like RiverTown in St. Johns County Florida, offer special financing programs on new home purchases. RiverTown’s developer, Mattamy Homes, is the largest builder in North American and provides a variety of flexible programs—some starting with as little as 3.5% down. New Home Counselors at RiverTown’s Welcome Center are on hand to help explain the details and to assist in your quest for homeownership.

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Tremendous Tax Benefits

Homeowners get to benefit from multiple tax breaks, especially in Florida. The state’s constitution allows residents who spend more than six months in residence as their homestead. Florida’s homestead exemption allows owners the first $50,000 in value, tax free. Combine this with a cap on tax increases of 3% per year, and the long-term value of real estate ownership looks even better.

Community Spirit

When you purchase a home, you’re investing in not just the residence itself, but the neighbors and the neighborhood that surrounds you. Newer neighborhoods cater directly to homebuyers wants and needs. At RiverTown, residents often gather together to enjoy their beautiful outdoor surroundings. Live music at the riverfront amphitheater, family dinners poolside at the RiverClub, and puppy pals meeting up at the Bark Park to burn off some energy. Residents here take pride in ownership of their homes and it shows.

RiverTown Cheers!

Owning a home means owning a level of freedom to create your own lifestyle haven. For new homebuyers The Mattamy Design Center is a virtual playground that allows residents to create their personal style in the selections of their flooring, cabinetry, countertops, fixtures and finishes.

 

From choosing the right mortgage to choosing to designing your backyard, owning a home is a very big deal. Now is a great time to explore the possibilities. As you’re doing your homework, stop by RiverTown’s Welcome Center for a low-pressure way to preview six beautiful designer-decorated model homes. Mattamy Homes offers a wide variety of home styles that are sure to match every lifestyle and budget.

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While you’re here, check out the resort-style amenities that come standard with every RiverTown home—it’s a waterfront community and lifestyle without compromise. Miles of trails, three swimming pools, a fitness center, kayaking, outdoor play areas, tennis, and amazing gathering places for endless community events and activities. Click here to learn more about RiverTown and how you can drop the landlord to become a homeowner today.

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