Southwest Michigan Realtor

By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®

How to Stop Renting and Buy Your Own Home in Southwest Michigan


If you have grown tired of renting, than you might want to consider making the transition to owning your own home. This article is about ‘How to stop renting and buy your own home in Southwest Michigan.

If you set the goal to become a homeowner and stop renting, and you really decide to do it, nothing can stop you from getting there.

The most important thing to realize about renting is that although it offers flexibility in being able to move and relocated easier than when you own a home, it also offers no return on investment.  In other words, when you pay rent each month, you are not buying into an asset of your own, but more exactly you are buying “Time to Remain” in the location from your landlord. 

Although most people start as a renter when they move out into the world, many remain renters for a long time.  Granted, in many areas of the country people cannot afford to buy a home, and renting may be less expensive.  However, realize that when you rent your dollars are going towards someone elses investment, and not your own. 

Making the transition to homeownership may sound like a daunting task to some people,

You can stop renting and become a homeowner.

 but in actual fact, it is not as difficult as it may seem.  Certainly there may be obstacles to overcome on the road to buy your own home, but if you approach it from the viewpoint that these obstacles can be overcome, you can arrive at your goal. 

Being a homeowner offers you more freedoms than renting does.  You can make modifications to your home without asking permission, unless you live in a neighborhood that has an association.  In Southwest Michigan, we do not have a lot of these neighborhood associations as some other parts of the country. 

If you are interested in making that transition from renting to owning your own home in Southwest Michigan, give me a call at: 269-441-8182 or contact me through my website at:  You may find it is easier to become a homeowner than you ever realized.

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