Is Buying a House Worth It? 9 Reasons Why the Answer Is: ‘100% Yes!’

Buying your first house takes gumption. You resist splurging on Insta-worthy vacations to save for a down payment. Then hold off on converting those savings into stocks for the latest plant-based start-up your cousin raves about. You fight every temptation in hopes of joining that glorious homebuyers’ circle, and just before you pull the trigger, you stumble upon an infographic telling you renting is actually cheaper — is this struggle even worth it?

The short answer is: yes. We’ve got a long answer for you, too (it even touches on the perennial own vs. rent debate). Here are nine benefits to homeownership that make buying a house totally worth it:

1. Grow with a local community

When you buy a house, you’re not just another tenant swinging through a rental’s revolving door. You’re tethered to a location, tied to a community.

“Buying a home gives you roots. You meet a

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Holden Special Vehicles worth $6million final resting place at Dutton Garage

Incredible collection of Holden HSVs worth over $6 million goes up for sale in Australia

  • Biggest collection of Holden Special Vehicles at Dutton Garage, Richmond
  • The rare cars are estimated to be worth a combined $6 million in value 
  • General Motors announced earlier this year it was closing its Holden factories
  • Production on cars stopped in June and 600 of its workers were let go 

In a boutique car showroom rests the largest collection of Holden Special Vehicles in Australia.

More than 40-rare and never-to-be-made-again cars are stored at Dutton Garage in Richmond, Melbourne.

From sedans to muscle cars to specialist race cars these are the last vehicles of their kind.

Car enthusiast duo Driver and the Kid took a tour of the collection and called it a ‘pledge to

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Quibi is for sale. But what’s it worth and who might bid?

Quibi can’t catch a break, even after becoming a two-time Emmy-winner.

Less than six months after Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman launched their short-form video streaming startup, the company’s drama “#FreeRayshawn” nabbed acting trophies for stars Laurence Fishburne and Jasmine Cephas Jones.

The accolades from the Television Academy apparently didn’t impress Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel. The ABC late-night comic quipped during the Sunday night broadcast that the newcomer had “10 Emmy nominations this year, including outstanding short form comedy or drama and dumbest thing to ever cost a billion dollars.”

Then, the next morning, the media, tech and entertainment industries were buzzing with reports that Quibi has engaged JPMorgan Chase & Co. to help the company review a range of strategic options, including a possible sale, according to two people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment. The Wall Street Journal first reported that Quibi was considering

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LGI Homes Announces Opening of Three New Communities in Dallas-Fort Worth Market

The beautiful Ozark plan is now available at Oak Ridge.

The brand-new Ozark plan offers a spacious, open layout paired with a host of impressive upgrades.
The brand-new Ozark plan offers a spacious, open layout paired with a host of impressive upgrades.
The brand-new Ozark plan offers a spacious, open layout paired with a host of impressive upgrades.

DALLAS, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGIH) today announced their continued expansion into the Dallas-Fort Worth market with three new communities, Princeton Crossroads, Oak Ridge and Seagoville Farms.

Ideally located northeast of downtown Dallas in Princeton, Texas is the community of Princeton Crossroads. Within this new community, LGI Homes is constructing 331 homes, offering a luxurious lineup of three-, four- and five-bedroom floor plans. Homes in this community range in size from 1,803 square feet up to 2,700 square feet and feature the highly sought-after CompleteHome Plus™ package. Included in every new home in this community are designer-selected features and upgrades such as

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2010 Caterpillar 279C For Sale (34592766) from Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers [3864] in Fort Worth, TX

Cab FOPS SAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I FOPS Level II SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II ROPS SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994 Dimensions Bucket Pin Height – Carry Position 7.70 in (20 cm) Bucket Pin Height – Maximum Lift 10.30 ft (3 m) Clearance at Max Lift and Dump 8 ft (2 m) Clearance at Maximum Lift and Dump 95.60 in (243 cm) Departure Angle 44 ° Ground Clearance 9.10 in (23 cm) Height – Top of Cab 7 ft (2 m) Length – Track on Ground 69.60 in (177 cm) Length – with Bucket 12.10 ft (4 m) Length – With Bucket on Ground 144.80 in (368 cm) Length – Without Bucket 116.50 in (296 cm) Length – without Bucket 9.80 ft (3 m) Maximum Dump Angle 40 ° Maximum Overall Height 157.70 in (401 cm) Maximum Reach – With Arms Parallel 54.60 in (139 cm)
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New Fort Worth Development to Offer 2,500+ New Homes

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Brick Partners, in partnership with Taylor Morrison, has closed on the purchase of nearly 900 acres north of Sendera Ranch in Fort Worth for a joint development. The community, named Madero, will bring more than 2,500 value-oriented homes to this growth corridor of Fort Worth.

Construction of Madero is projected to start in Q1 2021 and will include 50’, 60’, and 77’ wide homesites in multiple phases. Located in Fort Worth’s sought-after Northwest Independent School District, the community will be in close proximity to Hwy 287 and offer less than a 30-minute commute to Downtown Fort Worth.

The development plan includes extensive amenities throughout, including two amenity centers with resort-style pools, expansive green spaces with walking trails, parks, and a neighborhood retail area.

“We are thrilled to continue expanding our presence in Fort Worth, and to provide homebuyers a fantastic opportunity

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Village Homes Southwest Fort Worth

Village Homes introduces the only new construction, low maintenance condominium development in Southwest Fort Worth. These homes are ready for immediate move-in, or the opportunity to build, if desired. This one-of-a-kind community offers private living close to shopping, parks, entertainment and all the major thoroughfares. Residents will enjoy an easy commute to downtown or the southwest hospital district, and Oakbend is just minutes from the Clearfork entertainment district.

Modern in design, featuring open living, dining, and kitchen floor plans with three bedrooms, two and one-half baths and attached two-car garages, Oakbend provides the best of single-family living, condominium-style. Oakbend condominium homes feature fenced yards ready for pets or play, and all lawn care and exterior maintenance is included. Hardwood flooring, stainless-steel appliances and vented gas cooking are available in every home. Large game room, office or second living area on bedroom level ensures that all have ample space to relax,

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New residential community coming north of Fort Worth will bring 1,000 homes

A new residential community on the way north of Fort Worth will bring more than 1,000 homes.

The Ridge at Northlake is on Robson Ranch Road near the town of Northlake in Denton County. Its first phase will include 267 home sites and a four-acre community center with a swimming pool and splash park.

Houses in the development will be priced from the $300,000s.

Future plans include an adventure park for young children and teens, a second amenity campus with a pool, outdoor game areas and lawns and an extensive community trail system.

McKinney's new Painted Tree community is planned to have more than 3,000 homes.

“When planning The Ridge, we knew we wanted to push the notion of what an active neighborhood could mean for families,” said a statement from Ryan Huey, vice president for corporate land investment for builder Taylor Morrison Homes and managing partner for The Ridge. “We wanted to create a place where you and your family could thrive,

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Gas leak closes Florida’s Turnpike to traffic near Lake Worth Road

A busted gas pipe near Florida’s Turnpike has authorities diverting traffic at Southern Boulevard as crews work on the scene Thursday morning.

Hannah Winston
| Palm Beach Post

UPDATE: Fire Rescue has lifted the shelter-in-place advisory as gas readings within a one-half mile affected area are at zero.

As of 1 p.m., the roadways remain closed. 

GREENACRES – Both directions of Florida’s Turnpike are closed to traffic near Lake Worth Road as crews work on a broken gas pipe, authorities said Thursday morning.

At 9:50 a.m., crews responded to a ruptured gas line running parallel to the turnpike by the Lake Worth Road exit, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said.

There is no fire at this time, but residents in the area were told to shelter in place as authorities worked the scene. 

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes said authorities are diverting traffic as 

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$185K homes planned for Fort Worth suburb part of ‘pocket neighborhood’ trend

North Texas residents 55 and older may be getting a novel housing option that emphasizes green space and community involvement.


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Shannon Arnold, a developer for the firm Kara Casa, plans to turn six acres at 439 Mansfield Cardinal Road into a “pocket neighborhood.” The area would hold 48 houses, divided into a series of community pods that open into communal parks, gardens and lawns. The cottage-style homes, ranging from 800 to 1,200 square feet, would include porches and an enclosed parking space.

The houses will sell at around $185,000, Arnold told the Kennedale City Council, offering empty-nesters and people looking to downsize an affordable housing option more personable than an apartment complex.

“They don’t encourage the community, even though they set out to do that,” Arnold said, referring to apartments. “The end result is it’s not for everybody.”

For comparison, the median home price in Tarrant County was

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