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Can Owning A Home Help You Against Inflation? | What You Need To Know

How Owning a Home Helps Protect Against Inflation


Owning a Home Helps Protect Against Inflation

Are you feeling the effects of soaring inflation in your daily life? as prices have gone up on groceries, gas, and more. As a renter, you’re probably bearing the brunt of it with increasing rent payments.  Between all of those elevated costs and uncertainty about a potential recession, you might be questioning the feasibility of purchasing a home today. The short answer is – it does. Here’s why.

Homeownership actually shields you from the rising costs inflation brings.

Freddie Mac explains how:

“Not only will buying today help you begin to build equity, a fixed-rate mortgage can stabilize your monthly housing costs for the long-term even while other life expenses continue to rise – as has been the case the past few years.”

Unlike rents, which tend to rise with time, a fixed-rate mortgage payment is predictable over the life of the mortgage (typically 15 to 30 years). And, when the cost of most everything else is rising, keeping your housing payment stable is especially important.

The alternative to homeownership is renting – and rents tend to move alongside inflation. That means as inflation goes up, your monthly rent payments tend to go up, too (see graph below):


Rent Increase and Inflation | Realtor John Wesley Brooks

Did you know that a fixed-rate mortgage allows you to protect yourself from future rent hikes? With inflation still high, when your rental agreement comes up for renewal, your property manager may decide to increase your payments to offset the impact of inflation. Maybe that’s why, according to a recent survey, 73% of property managers plan to raise rents over the next two years.

Having your largest monthly expense remain stable in a time of economic uncertainty is a major perk of homeownership. If you continue to rent, you don’t have that same benefit and aren’t as protected from rising costs.

Let’s Close With This:

A stable housing payment is especially important in times of high inflation. We know that!

As Full time Agents in Huntsville, Al we also have helped many investors buy properties that we manage, and rents have been definitely increasing in our area.

You can learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of renting vs owning a home with us as your guides.

Let’s start your journey to homeownership today. We would love to answer your questions and help you clear any doubts and run some numbers to see what option is best for you this year

Remember, The Brooks Family Of Realtors has been serving the North Alabama and Tennessee Valley since 1972.


Watch some of our Mortgage conversations on our YouTube Channel where we go deep in understanding the basics of homeownership.


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