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Showing posts with label bonds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bonds. Show all posts

October 13, 2011

What Makes Buying a Home So Special?

Hi Everyone,
   Friday is here, and glad you're here with us today !

   If you're a Generation X or from a time even before that, you might remember your parents saying that owning a home is the pinnacle of success in life, and over time, that thought was ingrained in your head. What made them say that? Why does it still hold true today (for a majority of folks)? With all of the chatter surrounding home prices, mortgages, and the housing market, what are the real mental, emotional, and lifestyle benefits of owning a home?

   It's all about the "Roots"

   Carla Hill writes about these roots in her story, "The Joys of Homeownership", on the RealtyTimes.com website. Hill says that you put down roots by becoming part of a neighborhood and community (as opposed to renters, who "come and go as quickly as leases renew"). These roots can potentially develop lifelong relationships, and Hill says that during your time in the home, the home "will see you through many of life's important milestones".

   The image of a young couple buying a home and building a nest, with a plan on starting a family, will make these homes become "the container of countless memories", as Hill says. The "realm of homeownership", as she says is not limited to just young families seeking homeownership. It also encompasses growing families needing more space or retiring adults "seeking out warmer climates or smaller, more manageable homes".

   Roots can also pertain to planting trees and shrubs. Hill explains that While Renters are rarely afforded the luxury of gardening, as a homeowner you are able to "create your own green oasis".

   The pride factor, as Hill says, is that this little piece of property and land is yours, and no one can take that away from you. This security allows people to form deep attachments and spurs many owners to make improvements and additions, which makes it more comfortable and usable (and "improves neighborhood values and overall curb appeal.").

   So, people may initially be motivated by a major life change, such as a new job or a new family, says Hill, ultimately, people buy based on emotion. They want a home they can fill with memories of Christmas mornings, summer vacations, and other happy moments. Hill tells us to, "Remember this sentimental side of homeownership" the next time we read about stocks, bonds, and housing woes.

   Do you own a home? What is your happiest memory of owning a home? If you do not own a home, does the prospect of owning one sound exciting?

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Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes Blog: http://blogging.lease2buy.com
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TAGS: #buyingahome #Homeownership #pride #stocks #bonds #housing

July 28, 2010

Toxic Asset Fraud...Does it Upset You?

Good Morning Everyone,

   I hope you're having a great week ! Thank you for your comments on our 3-part series on the home-building process, and to those of you who have asked about turning a pre-built home into a Rent to Own arrangement, we mentioned in our last part of the series that, "...there are many builders who build homes and will then Rent them with an Option to Buy (Rent to Own Homes), so it requires a little bit of homework on your end to find these builders." It will be on a hit and miss basis, but for those builders that read our Blog, please feel free to raise your hand if you would be amenable to a Rent to Own on your properties.

   The other day, I heard an insane story on NPR (Public Radio), about an investigation that was done by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where they looked at 19 Million Real Estate Transactions in Florida and found that, "...more than 50,000 Florida properties flipped under suspicious circumstances from 2000 through 2008", and they commented that, "Those flips artificially drove up housing prices and tax bills and contributed to the crush of foreclosures".

   NPR took a closer look at this investigation and purchased a piece of the bonds that are backed by these "toxic assets", and with the help of the Herald-Tribune (and reporter Michael Braga), they were able to see some of the people behind their toxic purchase (as part of those 50,000+ suspicious deals). This massive amount of suspicious deals included one attorney who defaulted on 5 loans totaling 3.6 Million dollars! Additionally, some of the other loans were tied into a group of investors who lied to banks to get loans. Overall, it was a frightening glimpse of what was going on under our noses.

   Can this happen again? We certainly hope not. But mankind is funny; there is good and bad. The bad are always finding new loopholes and ways to get around the rules. So it takes diligence and we need to always keep fresh in our memory the disaster these people have caused, the homes that have been lost, the livelihoods that have been lost. This has changed the Socio-Economic landscape for everyone for a long time to come. OK, time for the punishment to be be handed out ! We welcome your comments and thoughts, since this is a hot-button topic that irritates a lot of people (like myself)...

   Side Note: The full copy of our past few months of Blog Posts is available to download for Free ! You can use the following link (CLICK HERE) to download and save your copy today (it is in .pdf format). Enjoy !

Have a Great Day, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !