The Pros and Cons of Home Ownership

Taking the huge step to become a homeowner requires a great deal of planning and consideration. There are certainly many pros and cons to consider before you sign on the dotted line.

Pros of Homeownership

Owning a home gives you the freedom to do what you want with your living space. You can choose your own color scheme, flooring, cabinets, countertops, and more. Secondly, you don’t have to worry about your neighbors in the apartment upstairs having an argument, or listening to the sound of elephant footsteps above your head at 2 in the morning! Generally speaking, owning a home means a lot more space than renting would allow. Also another benefit to consider is that homeowners are building equity in their asset that renting doesn’t allow. Lastly, you have many tax breaks and deductions that you're not eligible for when you rent. Those are some pretty convincing reasons to call your realtor!

Cons of Homeownership

Before you fill out that purchase and sale agreement you should also look at the cons! There is tremendous responsibility that comes with home ownership. First, you have extra bills to manage such as homeowners insurance, water bill, sewer bill, and state and local taxes. Secondly, whenever the furnace breaks down, or anything else for that matter, it’s up to you to fix it or pay the ‘after hours’ fee for the repairman to come out in the middle of the night. Also, you become responsible to eliminate pests and learn exclusion methods to keep them out!

Once you weigh all the options it’s time to make a choice. If your choice includes signing that purchase and sale, be sure to make one of those options a pest inspection. Here at Hoffer Pest Solutions, we'll send out one of our certified inspectors to make sure the house is not already inhabited by unwanted pests. This is such an important step in protecting your investment. You would certainly want to know if there were termites eating away at the structure beams deep inside those walls, or if there are rodents living, breeding, chewing, and spreading disease under those eaves because once you sign on the dotted line, that home, and all of its pests become yours.

What to do if you've already purchased your home but have found pests

If you have already purchased that home without an inspection and discovered those pests after you moved in, Hoffer Pest Solutions can still help! Our technicians are highly trained, certified professionals who will safely and effectively handle any pest infestation you may have. We are also experts at discovering where these pests are getting in and figuring out how to exclude them for good. With our affordable year-round home pest control options, you can sleep easy knowing that pests are no concern at all! 
When you decide to take the plunge into homeownership, don’t forget to include Hoffer Pest Solutions! Contact our South Florida pest control company today and let us partner with you to protect your big investment. You will be glad you did.

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