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Is your personal residence an investment?
Many people think so, and it certainly can be counted towards your net worth – but where does your home fit into an investment portfolio?
Dan Green, Founder of Growella.com, says:
- There’s lots of utility in renting. You can get a lot for less money without a longer-term commitment.
- Owning a home has expenses that come with it.
- You should budget 1.5% of the home’s value towards repairs.
There are costs to consider when buying a home as an investment:
- Real Estate Taxes
- Home Owner’s Insurance
- Other applicable insurances like Flood Insurance
- Alarm systems or monitoring
- Liability Insurance
The benefits can come in other ways. Dan Green talks about Emotional Return:
- Over time you can see the value of your property go up
- You have a place to store your things
- You can customize the appearance and utility of the place where you live
- The comfort of knowing a landlord won’t evict you
The benefits further compound if you purchase a multi-unit residence. You live in one unit and rent out the other(s).
You can listen to ways a 4-unit property qualifies for FHA loans with Brandon Turner from BiggerPockets
Today’s episode is sponsored by BUZZ Index
Today’s guest, Dan Green:
Dan Green is Founder of Growella.com, a blog and website focused on helping you grow your wealth and your life.
Miranda Marquit | Adulting.tv
Linda P. Jones | Be Wealthy and Smart
Doug Goldstein | 4-minute Money Videos
Garrett Philbin | Be Awesome Not Broke
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