We all have one thing in common regarding the new year: making new year’s resolutions. Whether it is to be healthier, exercise more, read more books, we all want to work on something in our lives. The new year is a great time to set these goals. Here at Ironwood Homes 🏡, we think buying a new home should also be a new year’s resolution. It might be a big one, but there are a lot of benefits! Take a look at three benefits that homeownership gives you.

Financial Strength and Stability
Something you will notice immediately is that it is cheaper to buy than it is to rent in most cases. We know! This point alone provides tremendous financial strength and stability to you. You can make your money 💰 work for you. You are in control. When you rent, you are at the mercy of inflation. However, as a homeowner with a fixed-rate mortgage, you have a set monthly payment. Also, unlike renting, owning a home allows you to build up equity that benefits you in the long term. This strengthens your financial portfolio and opens up new opportunities for you.

Permanent Residence
They say home is where the heart ❤️ is. At Ironwood Homes, we agree with this sentiment. When you buy a home, you have a permanent residence. This might be your forever home. Gone are the days of having to haul all of your belongings from one apartment to the next, trying to find the best rent. Knowing you have a home is good for your soul. You look at life differently and have confidence you might not have otherwise.

Sense of Community
Neighbors are one of the top reasons to buy a home. Specifically, a neighborhood with other homeowners where you have the opportunity to build lifelong relationships is genuinely remarkable. It can be a real temptation to hide away in our homes and live our lives in isolation. However, being connected with those around us, like our neighbors, is where some of the best of life happens. A community should not be underestimated in how it can benefit our lives.

New Year’s Resolutions can be hard to accomplish alone or without help. Thankfully, we know someone who can help you cross this one off the list. At Ironwood Homes, we promise to make your new home dreams a reality this year! The are many more benefits we have not touched on. Share with us some of the benefits you have experienced in owning a home if it differs from ours.