Own Your Own Home Day 2024
In honor of Own Your Own Home Day, we decided to list out the top benefits of owning a home, why you should start the process with us, and discuss key reasons why a refinance with Limestone FCU is the way to go.
“Mortgages have been the single biggest contributing factor to homeownership, and their evolution over the years has allowed more than 50% of Americans to own their home (NationalToday.com).”
Owning a home is not just about having a place to call your own; it’s a journey toward financial stability and a significant investment in your future. At Limestone Federal Credit Union (LFCU), we understand the importance of this decision and are committed to guiding you through the process, offering not just a mortgage but a path to financial empowerment.
So, what’re the benefits?
When you make mortgage payments, you’re not just covering the cost of living in your home; you’re also building equity. Equity is the difference between your home’s market value and the remaining balance on your mortgage. Over time, this equity becomes a valuable asset.
Stability and Predictable Payments:
Unlike renting, homeownership provides stability. Fixed-rate mortgages offer the predictability of consistent monthly payments, allowing you to better plan and budget for the long term.
Potential for Appreciation:
Real estate has the potential to appreciate over time, meaning the value of your home may increase. This can result in a financial gain when you decide to sell, providing you with a return on your investment.
Personalization and Control:
As a homeowner, you have the freedom to personalize your space according to your preferences. From interior design to landscaping, you have control over how your home looks and functions.
Homeownership comes with potential tax advantages. Mortgage interest and property tax payments may be deductible, reducing your overall tax liability. Consult with a tax professional to understand the specific benefits available to you.
Owning a home often means putting down roots in a community. This sense of belonging can lead to stronger social connections and a greater investment in local activities and events.
Financial Security in Retirement:
Paying off your mortgage before retirement can contribute to greater financial security in your later years. Without the burden of monthly mortgage payments, you may find it easier to manage living expenses on a fixed income.
Homeownership can be a powerful tool for building generational wealth. Passing down a home to the next generation provides financial stability and an asset that can appreciate over time.
Freedom to Customize:
Unlike rental properties, homeowners have the freedom to modify and customize their homes. Whether it’s renovating the kitchen, adding a deck, or landscaping the backyard, you can make changes to enhance your living space.
Sense of Accomplishment:
Achieving homeownership is a significant milestone and often comes with a sense of accomplishment. It represents a level of financial responsibility and commitment that can contribute to personal growth and confidence.
While the benefits of homeownership are numerous, it’s important to carefully consider your financial situation and personal goals before making this significant commitment. Working with financial professionals and mortgage experts can help you navigate the process and make informed decisions.
Why choose Limestone FCU for your mortgage?
Homeownership is possible. Don’t ever let someone tell you otherwise! From first contact to closing day and beyond, our Lending Team is one of a kind. We will work with you to put together a plan that meets your needs and we’ll show you the steps it takes to reach homeownership status.
We pride ourselves on providing our members with competitive mortgage rates. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or considering refinancing, our goal is to offer terms that fit your budget and financial goals.
At LFCU, you’re not just a number; you’re a valued member. Our dedicated team is here to provide personalized assistance at every step, ensuring you feel supported and informed throughout the mortgage process.
Flexibility in Loan Options:
We understand that one size doesn’t fit all. Our range of mortgage products allows you to choose the option that best aligns with your financial situation, whether it’s a conventional mortgage, FHA loan, or another solution tailored to your needs.
As a local credit union deeply rooted in the community, our decision-making process is swift and tailored to the unique needs of our members. This local touch ensures a smoother and more efficient mortgage experience.
Knowledge is power. We offer resources and financial education to empower you with the information needed to make informed decisions about homeownership and managing your mortgage.
What about refinance?
Refinance with confidence with Limestone FCU. Here are some key reasons to choose Limestone FCU for your refinance.
Lower Your Monthly Payments:
Refinancing allows you to secure a lower interest rate, potentially reducing your monthly mortgage payments. This can free up funds for other financial goals or provide some breathing room in your budget.
Access Equity for Your Goals:
Your home is an asset, and refinancing can unlock its equity. Whether you’re looking to fund home improvements, consolidate debt, or invest in other opportunities, refinancing with LFCU provides a pathway to access your home’s value.
Shorten Your Loan Term:
Refinancing gives you the chance to choose a shorter loan term. While this may increase your monthly payments, it could save you significantly on interest over the life of the loan and help you build equity faster.
If you have high-interest debts, such as credit card balances, refinancing your mortgage at a lower rate can be a strategic move to consolidate debt and streamline your finances.
Stability and Local Support:
Refinancing with Limestone FCU means continuing to enjoy the stability and local support that comes with being a credit union member. Our team is here to guide you through the refinancing process, ensuring it aligns with your financial goals.
At Limestone FCU, we believe in making homeownership an achievable dream. Whether you’re taking the exciting step of buying your first home or considering refinancing, we’re here to support you on your journey to financial well-being. Reach out to us today and let’s explore the possibilities together.
Meet our Lending Team
Chief Lending Officer | NMLS#500592
Mortgage/Consumer Loan Officer | NMLS#1949684