New Year? New Goals? New Home? Is your goal for 2019 to become a homeowner? As we closed out 2018, our team spent some time looking back on the families we were able to help become homeowners. It was our greatest gift to see them begin their journey in, not only making memories, but also in starting their wealthy journey.

One of our goals for 2019 is to continue to be a trusted resource for our clients as they leverage our expert knowledge to grow their wealth through Real Estate. We strongly believe in homeownership over renting.

I’m sure you have heard it before: “Homeowners are more wealthy than renters.” The question is, have you seen the data to back it up?

Kyle went to the National Association of REALTORS® conference in Boston this past November. Below are some slides that NAR® released during that conference on Wealth Building. The data shows us that homeowners naturally build more wealth versus renters.

Homeownership continues to be a strong long-term investment tool for building wealth while also creating your ideal home life. Your home becomes a place for monthly investing while also seeing natural market growth.

Homeowners gained over $50,000 in equity in their homes from 2000 to 2018. In comparison, renters have not grown their wealth during that time. Renters continue to pay into someone else’s investment (i.e. a landlord). Even with a market crash in 2008-2009, homeowners continued to see wealth gain from 2000 to 2018 as they held onto their Real Estate as a long-term investment.

We have found that our lives are built around the memories we make, and the families that build wealth together create lasting connection and legacy. Our goal for 2019 is to continue to empower people through homeownership. If you have been considering buying, give us a call today. We would love to help you begin your journey!