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Ten Great Reasons To Buy A Home In Springfield Missouri

Ten Great Reasons To Buy A Home In Springfield Missouri! Springfield Missouri

1. Quality of life – a home provides more stability and security for you and your loved ones.

2. Pride of home ownership – it’s your personal haven and you’re your own landlord.

3. Historically low interest rates – around 5.25% in Missouri

4. Tax Credits – U.S. government provides a special $8,000 incentive for qualifying first-time buyers and $6500 for homeowners in their current home for five years.

5. Appreciation potential – Buy while homes are affordable and your home investment can grow in value.

6. Equity buildup and debt pay down – homeowners enjoy a much higher net worth than renters.

7. Leverage – where else can you buy an investment of this magnitude with relatively little money down?

8. Tax deduction advantages – property tax and mortgage interest write-offs

9. Tax exemption – up to $500,000 per couple or $250,000 per person on sale of a primary residence in the United States

10. The real cost of renting – at $800 per month, with the average
6 percent rental increase per year, you will pay $126,536 over a 10-year period but have zero ownership of the property.

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About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard REALTORS® in Springfield, MO and proudly serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. A self-proclaimed computer geek, John is talented at developing real estate websites, videos, photography, blogs, search engine optimization and other technical skills essential to marketing and selling real estate in Springfield MO.

Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses!  They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!

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Comment balloon 4 commentsBetty Knowles • January 19 2010 09:04PM


#11 should be to be closer to the Mecca; Arrowhead Stadium.  Go Chiefs!!!!!!

Posted by Jason Howe (Prudential Bob Yost Homesale Services) almost 9 years ago

Ugh number 10 puts a lump in your throat.  Good post.

Posted by Trisha P Realty Group, "Holding the Keys to Your Dream Home" (Realty Executives) almost 9 years ago

That is a great list! :) Too bad I m so far away!

Posted by BethAnn Long, Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate (RE/MAX Inland Empire) almost 9 years ago

Jason, we are big Chiefs fans! I see a glimmer of hope after this season!

Trisha, I know. Renting doesn't get you anywhere.

BethAnn, we love Missouri. Its a great place to live and affordable too.

Posted by Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Vanguard - www.teamknowles.com) almost 9 years ago