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10 July 2017 No Comment

3 Reasons Why Owning Your Own Home Can Make Finances Easier

Buying a house is a big step in anyone’s life. It gives you a feeling of permanency and makes you a part of your community in ways that renting never will. A home is a statement that you like where you are at, physically, and you are comfortable enough, financially, to want to put down roots.

For the entrepreneur, a home can also be leverage for financial agreements and the guarantor of loans to get your business up and running or to expand it to the next level. A home is a large purchase, usually financed, that makes it easier to finance other projects. Once you have built up some equity in your home, it makes great collateral for business projects to make you even more money.

Quick production cash

Say your business is booming, orders are coming in from left and right and you want to expand production. You need some quick cash to open another line but your business’s money is tied up in current production and distribution.

Taking out a home loan to give you the extra cash you need to get through the production spurt without taking cash away from other areas can make all the difference between a meteoric growth and stagnation. There is usually only so much money to go around and without a second (or third) source of quick cash, you may not be able to take advantage of quick moving markets.

The concern, of course, is that the market will not be as bullish as you had planned. Using your home as collateral for a business loan can be risky if sales are not as good as you had expected. Fortunately, mortgage loans tend to have low interest and are relatively easy to pay back.

Asset investment

Whether you use your home as collateral or not, it is still a financial asset for you personally. Owning and paying for a home will make your personal finances more secure which will give you greater leeway with financial institutions if you do need investment cash, but don’t want to use your house as collateral.

Passive assets can help your general credit rating and make it easier to get a signature or unsecured loan should you need it.

Stability

Being a member of a community helps get investors to look at your proposals favorably. Home or apartment renting has a temporary cachet that can keep potential investors at arm’s length. The inability to settle down can make you out to be more of a risk than you are.

Since people are judged by their actions, especially people who need money, home ownership can give you a more settled veneer and make it easier to borrow money – even when it is unsecured.

Buying a home

There are as many ways to buy a home as there are to start a new business and what works for one person may not work for another. Finding the neighborhood you want to live in, locating a suitable house to buy and getting one of various home loans to purchase it, although important for your personal growth, can also be a stepping stone on successfully creating and running a business.

Everything you do and own in life can be turned into a positive effect for budding entrepreneurs. Keeping your eye on success means watching out for ways to turn areas that are not usually business related into strengths for your personal business.

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