Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Ever This Year!!!

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Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Ever This Year!!!

There’s no denying the financial benefits of homeownership, but what’s often overlooked are the feelings of gratitude, security, pride, and comfort we get from owning a home. This year, those emotions are stronger than ever. We’ve lived through a time that has truly changed our needs and who we are, and as a result, homeownership has a whole new meaning for many of us.

According to the 2021 State of the American Homeowner report by Unison:

“Last year, staying home became a necessity and that caused many homeowners to have renewed gratitude for the roof over their head.”

As a nation, we continue to work through the challenges of a pandemic that’s pushed us all to new limits. Over the past year and a half, we’ve spent more time than ever at home: working, eating, schooling, exercising, and more. The world around us changed almost overnight, and our homes were redefined. Our needs shifted, and our shelters became a place that protected us on a whole new level. The same study from Unison notes:

  • 91% of homeowners say they feel secure, stable, or successful owning a home
  • 64% of American homeowners say living through a pandemic has made their home more important to them than ever
  • 83% of homeowners say their home has kept them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s no surprise this study also reveals that homeowners are now more emotionally attached to their homes as well:Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Ever This Year | MyKCMAs we’ve learned throughout this health crisis, homeownership can provide the safety and security we crave in a time of uncertainty. That sense of connection and emotional stability genuinely reaches beyond just the financial aspect of owning a home. As JD Esajian, President of CT Homes, LLCsays:

“Aside from the financial factors, there are several social benefits of homeownership and stable housing to consider. It has long been thought that buying a home contributes to a sense of accomplishment. Still, most individuals fail to realize that homeownership can benefit your mental health and the community around you.”

Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to your dream home, or downsizing to something that better fits your changing lifestyle, take a moment to reflect on what Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, notes:

“Buying a home is not just a financial decision. It's also a lifestyle decision.”

Bottom Line

If you’re considering buying a home, it’s not entirely about the dollars and cents. Don’t forget to weigh the non-financial benefits that may truly change your life when you need them most.

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Robert Burch

Robert Burch is a Fayetteville native. In fact, his family is among Fayette County's original settlers, having lived in this area since the early 1800s. Licensed as a Realtor while still in college, R....

2 comments in this topic

  • Posted by tyronegar
    03/11/2023
    This message is for Robert Burch My name is Marge Garrett. You worked with my son Marcus and his wife Renee. You sold 330 Michael Road in Tyrone and sold them a house on Willowbend in Senoia. Marcus was very complimentary and satisfied with the way you handled both transactions. My elderly neighbor (82) needs to sell her house located at 520 Anthony Drive Tyrone GA. There are pictures of the home on Zillow. Its a ranch, 3bedroom 2 bath home. We would like to meet with you and discuss the logistics of selling this property. Marge and Gene Garrett 404 512 7402 tyronegar@numail.org
  • Posted by tyronegar
    03/11/2023
    This message is for Robert Burch My name is Marge Garrett. You worked with my son Marcus and his wife Renee. You sold 330 Michael Road in Tyrone and sold them a house on Willowbend in Senoia. Marcus was very complimentary and satisfied with the way you handled both transactions. My elderly neighbor (82) needs to sell her house located at 520 Anthony Drive Tyrone GA. There are pictures of the home on Zillow. Its a ranch, 3bedroom 2 bath home. We would like to meet with you and discuss the logistics of selling this property. Marge and Gene Garrett 404 512 7402 tyronegar@numail.org

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