Benefits of Purchasing Off-Campus Housing for Your Kids


Each year, college students across the country have to choose whether to live on- or off-campus during the school year. While many parents feel more comfortable with their child living on-campus, purchasing a home for him or her to live off-campus can have considerable benefits. Here are four benefits to buying an off-campus home from ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team broker/owner Patricia Hirsch:

  • Stability: Owning the home your child spends his or her school years in can help make seasonal transitioning easier. You can completely avoid the hassle of moving your student in best online casino and out of a new building each year if you own the property they live in.
  • Splitting the Cost: You can have your child recruit friends to live in the house with him or her, this way you can split the monthly mortgage payment between multiple families.
  • Responsibility: Living in a home that someone they know pays for will encourage students to keep their living quarters clean and organized, which is good practice for young adults learning how to live on their own.
  • Sense of Community: Living in such close quarters with town locals encourages students to be more involved in the local community outside of their school, such as Big Brother, Big Sister.

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