Homeownership Creates Wealth

People always debate the pros and cons of owning a home. While there may be many aspects to consider, we have found a new statistic that is very important to know.

Homeownership presents a great pathway to build wealth. Among all families, the ownership of a primary residence typically accounts for 90% of total wealth, based on the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finance data. Among those in the bottom 20% of the income percentile, it’s even more: The median value of holdings for a primary residence accounts for 99% of total family assets. For top earners, however – the top 10% income bracket – it’s 42%.

Housing wealth accumulation takes time. It’s built up slowly by paying off mortgage debt and through price appreciation. And while home prices can fall, prices tend to recover and go up over the long term. As of September 2020, the median sales price of existing home sales was $311,800 – a 35% gain since July 2006 when prices peaked at $230,000.

Florida is also becoming more and more popular to homebuyers. About 1,000 people move to Florida everyday because of the appealing aspects when purchasing a home. Florida residents pay no state income or estate tax, and receive a homestead exemption of up to $50,000 on a primary residence and a 3 percent annual cap on home assessments. The state’s population has grown by about 343,000 in the last year, to about 22 million residents.

Homeowners who spend a lifetime working, raising families and paying mortgages have a greater net worth later in life. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.  

 

Check out this link for more information:

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/11/homeownership-creates-wealth-even-if-thats-not-goal

November Newsletter

October has turned into November and there is still so much left to do. In our November issue of our monthly newsletter, you will find, events, featured listings, and market trends. Click the link below to check it out. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any of your real estate needs. 

Duke Rountree
Rountree Realty Corp.
Broker / Owner
Call / Text 352-572-1739
Info@Search352Homes.com
Search352Homes.com

November Newsletter

October Newsletter

September has come to a close and it’s time to start looking forward to fall.
In our October issue of our monthly newsletter, you will find fall events, featured listings, and market trends. Click the link below to check it out.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of your real estate needs.

Duke Rountree
Rountree Realty Corp.
Broker / Owner
Call / Text 352-572-1739
Info@Search352Homes.com
Search352Homes.com

October Monthly Newsletter

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage because of storm surge, wind damage, and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge is historically the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States.

The peak of hurricane season is upon us and we need to be sure we are all prepared. 

Here are some tips for the best possible outcome:

  1. Know Your Hurricane Risk
  2. Make An Emergency Plan
  3. Recognize Warnings and Alerts
  4. Know Your Evacuation Zone
  5. Gather Supplies
  6. Strengthen Your Home
  7. Help Your Neighbors
  8. Get Tech Ready
  9. Review Important Documents
  10. Be Safe

 

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes