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Study says buying is better than renting in Adams County

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A for sale sign outside a home in Quincy. A for sale sign outside a home in Quincy.
Ryan Freeman Ryan Freeman
A home on the market in Quincy A home on the market in Quincy
Realtor Jackie Weisenburger (right) showing Ryan Freeman (left) a home. Realtor Jackie Weisenburger (right) showing Ryan Freeman (left) a home.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Ryan Freeman said renting can be a hassle, "To put anything up, you have to ask. To change anything, you have to ask. It's not yours, you know. I want a place where I can say this is mine."

Which is why he is looking at buying a home.

A new study from SmartAsset shows Adams County is one of the top counties in the state to own a home rather than renting.

Realtors said now is the time to buy.

"That property could very well could get worth more money so your money is making you money on your investment instead of you making money for somebody else." said realtor Jackie Weisenburger

Weisenburger said while there is some pride in owning a home, it may not be for everyone, "If you're furnace breaks, you don't have anybody to call. if your roof leaks, you don't have anybody to call. You have to take care of it. If you just buy it, move in and don't do anything, you're not taking care of your investment  and your investment is not going to take care of you then."

Which is something Freeman said he is looking forward to, "I actually like doing yard work. You know, I planted that tree and now it's huge. I planted those rose bushes and you know, I like to take pride in what I own."

Weisenburger said if you are interested in buying a home, you need to act fast. She said some homes are being bought up before they are even on the market.

Adams County is ranked 10th in the state on the list from SmartAsset which you can view here.

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