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    Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment!

    According to a recent report by Trulia“buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33.1%.” The report may have some people thinking about buying a home instead of signing another lease extension, but does that make sense from a financial perspective?

    Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s Chief Economist explains:

    “Owning a home is one of the most common ways households build long-term wealth, as it acts like a forced savings account. Instead of paying your landlord, you can pay yourself in the long run through paying down a mortgage on a house.”

    The article listed five reasons why owning a home makes financial sense:

    1. Mortgage payments can be fixed while rents go up.
    2. Equity in your home can be a financial resource later.
    3. You can build wealth without paying capital gains.
    4. A mortgage can act as a forced savings account.
    5. Overall, homeowners can enjoy greater wealth growth than renters.

    Bottom Line

    Before you sign another lease, let’s get together and discuss all your options.

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    Danny Cheung

    I spent almost thirty (30) years with the Department of Defense in hardware/software design, development, operations, maintenance, and program manager before joining the Group in a full-time capacity. I am thrilled to put my years of experience as an Electronics Engineer and Program Manager to assist and lead our Real Estate Group to the next level. I am committed to establishing the tools and resources necessary for our team members to work more seamlessly and effectively, thus ensuring our clients' satisfaction. My wife and I have two daughters and a dog (he’s more like our son). I enjoy traveling and watching sports, especially football…Go Skins!

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