Aside from the personal satisfaction that comes from home ownership, there are a number of other benefits.
The tax deductions you’re eligible to take for mortgage interest and property taxes greatly increase the financial benefits of homeownership. Here’s how it works.
$9,877 = Mortgage interest paid (a loan of $150,000 for 30 years, at 7 percent, using year-five interest)
$2,700 = Property taxes (at 1.5 percent on $180,000 assessed value)
$12,577 = Total deduction
Then, multiply your total deduction by your tax rate.
For example, at a 28 percent tax rate: 12,577 x 0.28 = $3,521.56
$3,521.56 = Amount you have lowered your federal income tax (at 28 percent tax rate)
Note: Mortgage interest may not be deductible on loans over $1.1 million. In addition, deductions are decreased when total income reaches a certain level.
Other than your tax deductions, homeownership has multiple additional benefits.
Equity & Wealth Building
Most homes increase in value over time, steadily building your equity. This creates wealth and and can help in a number of other financial goals (other major purchases, retirement or funding a child’s education to name a few).
Protection from Inflation
Once you buy a home, most of your mortgage costs are insulated from inflation. The only expense that can rise over time are property taxes and your homeowner’s insurance. As long as you lock in a fixed rate, your mortgage will remain the same no matte what the market is doing overall.
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@2020 HARMON HOME TEAM