Day: October 9, 2018

Real Estate News from Margaret Upton-Mirowski The True Cost of NOT Owning Your Home

by Keeping Current

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for the entirety of America’s existence.

Realtor.com reported that:

“Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the American dream, and it’s true in many markets where renting has become really the shortsighted option…as people get more savings in their pockets, buying becomes the better option.”

What proof exists that owning is financially better than renting?

  1. The top 5 financial benefits of homeownership:
    1. Homeownership is a form of forced savings.
    2. Homeownership provides tax savings.
    3. Homeownership allows you to lock in your monthly housing cost.
    4. Buying a home is cheaper than renting.
    5. No other investment lets you live inside of it.
  2. Studies have shown that a homeowner’s net worth is 44x greater than that of a renter.
  3. A family that purchased an average-priced home at the beginning of 2018 could build more than $49,000 in family wealth over the next five years.

Trunk or Treat & Bonfire!

Join the Easton Girl Scouts & Lions Club on Halloween night for the Annual Trunk or Treat and Bonfire!  Music and snacks will be provided so come on down with your costumes and finish up your Halloween night with some bonfire fun!

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: Trunk or Treat: 5:30pm (4:30pm-5:30pm Trunk set up time)
Location: Morehouse Fields dirt road

 

Bonfire & Costume Contest: 6:00pm
Show: 6:45pm (about 30 min)
Event Ends: 7:30pm
Location: Morehouse Fields

Cost: Free! Candy donations are accepted at the Park & Recreation office or the Extended Day Program (Room 139 @ SSES) through 10/30. Donations can also be brought that evening to the concierge’s car.

Contact eastontrunkortreat@gmail.com to sign up your car!

Additional Info:

 

  • You can decorate your car anyway you like; themes such as sports, teams, travel locations, animals or general Halloween decorations can be used. (Please nothing to scary or gruesome.)
  • Girl Scouts of Easton will be available to hand out candy for you or to take your little ones around if your car is being used.
  • Trunk or Treating starts at 5:30 PM.  So be dressed and have your candy bag ready!
  • Trunk or Treat will be held on the Morehouse Fields. Parking will be at SSES for Trick or Treaters and on the dirt road in between the fields for Trunkers!

Please ask your children to only trick or treat once!