Ok where did I leave off..
1st I would like to say I am sitting in the stands, watching my daughter at swimming practice. The sounds of 30 plus children swimming about 6000meters in a night is almost enough to put you to sleep just listening.
Ok back to Real Estate.
The Survey done my Yahoo ( ) that were referred to in the previous post also gave other valuable insight.
I ask you how satisfied are you with where you currently live? In fact I will make this a poll because this was a question on the survey as well. I will not put their findings chart up until the end of this post (will give you some suspense & something to look forward to).
I will not yet discuss these finding but will move us along to the findings of WHY most renters WANT to move and discuss those findings.
The top three (3) choices out of five were:
- MORE OR LARGER LIVING SPACE (45%)
- HOME BETTER SUITING MY STATION OR PHSE IN LIFE (44%)
- HOME BETTER SUITING MY STYLE (42%)
- MOVE TO A BETTER NEIGHBORHOOD (30%)
- A “GREENER” or MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME (27%)
Do any of these surprise you? Actually the “Greener” alternative being as high pleasantly surprises me a bit. But the top three and patented answers to the common reason to move or hopefully buy. I would like to add one more that is increasing more relevant as well as real. How would the option of wanting to move to *Save money on my tax footprint* or to *Pay less living expenses* or *Save responsibly*?
I hope I don’t sound preachy or that I am spewing the typical “industry line” in saying these three options, because ALL of them are good reasons and all are true. From the last post you can see that renting is more expensive, it gives you no tax advantages and it also does not allow you the opportunity to take advantage of my friends equity and appreciation.
I will talk about these at a later date.. maybe as the market allows for more of each (inside joke)!!
Ok as promised I will give the results of the Yahoo Home Horizons 2012 Survey
Also I have a bonus. Two Buying vs Renting Videos to hit home the point of my posts and what bore out in the Survey.