I just care about the fact that the check I write each month goes toward building equity in our home.
And after decade of renting apartments, it sure is nice to be a homeowner; building equity is great however so is actually nice residential heating, ventilation, and A/C, and unfortunately, in the all the apartments I lived in, the heating, ventilation, and A/C component was less than moderate, so that was another big motivation to get out of the rental scene and into our own house.
But it takes cash. For sure I accrued every bit I could in order to get enough together for a down payment on a house. But the recent white warm real estate market has not been a real help, however it seems love the more I saved in order to get a place where I owned the heating, ventilation, and A/C equipment, the more it cost. But perseverance actually does pay off. And in our case, I kept looking at every single modern thing that came on the market… That’s how I found this place and was able to get it for much less than the comps around it. But a big reason for that was all the toil that needed to be done. In fact, in most cases it would not have been considered livable. The first thing I had to do was address the heating and cooling inside the house. But the ducttoil was also full of holes and not worth anything. Fortunately, I got some great direction from an actual heating, ventilation, and A/C professional who suggested using ductless heat pumps throughout the house instead. And it has easily worked out great.