You have to wonder? Why rent when you can own? There are numerous advantages to owning your own home versus renting an apartment or house.
You have to pay to live somewhere, whether it be rent or mortgage, wouldn’t it be great to actually build up the equity in your home? According to a recent article on Zillow, when you pay rent, you are paying your landlord’s mortgage or adding equity to his or her bank account. However, when you have a home mortgage, you increase your degree of ownership in your home with every payment.
You may be able to take an itemized deduction on your taxes. You can deduct mortgage interest as well as your property taxes. Uncle Sam doesn’t give renters this bonus. Not only that, but if you meet certain requirements the IRS won’t apply a “capital gains” tax on your profits from the sale of your home. You can keep the first $250,000 in profit you make when selling the home if you’re single, or the first $500,000 if married. In addition, those who work from home may be eligible to take deductions for their home office and portions of utilities.
You like dozens of pictures on the wall? Well, hammer away — they are your walls now. Go ahead and paint them mango! Wish you had another room? Go ahead and add one. It’s your home now…do what you like!
If you live in a house, you can decide how to approach maintenance, either doing it yourself or picking your own contractor. If you live in a condominium or homeowners’ association, you may pay a monthly fee to have maintenance work covered by the association’s contractors.
As it has been for years, buying a home is good investment — and let’s face it, you have to live somewhere — many financial experts caution against purchasing a home simply as an investment. Historically, real estate market increases have been slow and steady but generally do increase over time.
If you are having a difficult time coming up with a down-payment than check out this incredible offer! For a limited time, Kerley Family Homes in conjunction with Academy Mortgage is offering a 100% Financing* option with a grant through the NHF Platinum Program that allows you to finance all of your home purchase plus they will pay 100% of your closing costs* with preferred lender. This is a limited time offer of a grant that is now being offered exclusively for low to moderate income individual families in Georgia. The grant is absolutely free and does not have to be repaid. Click here to print flyer
The West Park at Avalon features spacious three and four bedroom homes including sought after Ranches and 2 story homes.You will also find such fabulous options as rear entry garages, covered porches, masters with sitting rooms, formal dining rooms and so much more!(all options per plan)
If you are looking for exquisite detailing not often found in the mid 100’s price range then check out this great community! West Park at Avalon will feature popular home plans like The Dylan, The Gavin II, The Mabry and The Madeline and the new Julian plan. Click here to print flyer
The Dylan – 3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath – [seen above] A beautiful Craftsman Style home featuring an entrance foyer with beautiful detailing. Easy entertaining in this open floor plan with kitchen featuring 42″ cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops and appliance package (see agent for full details). Kitchen overlooks breakfast area and dining room which leads into the huge family room. Master suite features trey ceilings and a sitting area. Relax in your master bath with separate shower, double vanity, tub and walk-in closet. Upstairs bedrooms are good-sized and share a hall bath. Upstairs laundry room makes “wash day” a breeze! 2 car garage .197 Magnaview Drive – $162,317
At Kerley Family Homes “Its All About Value” but it is also about honesty and integrity. With Kerley you get assurance that your home is built right backed by a program of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, the Certified Professional Home Builder designation is reserved for builders who are dedicated to maintaining the highest level of professionalism, customer service and homeowner satisfaction.
Not only is Kerley Family Homes a CPHB but they are Family Owned & Operated and proud to be an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau where they have an enviable A+ rating. KFH knows this is a big investment for you so they also offer a 2/10 Home Warranty.
West Park at Avalon are ideally located just off of I-75 for easy access to Atlanta, Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport and downtown Atlanta. Tanger Outlets are just down the road along with many other local shopping malls.
Henry County is home to the quaint town of McDonough and is still a place of old-fashioned charm and a relaxed pace, where the shopkeepers are friendly and folks still gather on the courthouse square.Whether your interests lie in the antebellum South, ghost legends, or small-town Main Streets, there is a lot of history to explore in McDonough. Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers and early pioneers.
Homes start from the mid 100’s
Directions: From Atlanta: I-75 south to exit 216. Turn right onto Hwy 155 (McDonough Road). Drive 0.6 miles to Avalon Pkwy, which is approximately 1 minute when you turn onto Hwy 155. The community will be on the right.
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*All information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted. Subject to change, withdrawal, errors and omissions without notice. 100% Closing Costs are with preferred lender only. Check with onsite sales consultant for full details of 100% financing.