A recent article in Real Simple suggested that Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was right all along: “There’s no place like home.” And of course, we happen to agree! But what exactly is it about home that makes it such a sacred, comforting and desirable dream? According to a Google Poll reported by the California Association of Realtors last month, respondents reported the biggest benefits of home ownership to be: 1) Individual Stability/Security; 2) Protecting Oneself From Rising Rents; and 3) Wealth Accumulation.
As you can see from the infographic below, there are other benefits of home ownership. But in reality, no ONE reason is likely to drive your desire to own a home. In my daily interactions with buyers and sellers, most people want a place where they can not only come home to after a long day, but one that reflect who they are, the lifestyle they want to lead AND that will help them build wealth. Perhaps the question is not “What are the biggest benefits of buying a home?” – but “What are the biggest benefits of buying a home to YOU?”. If you are in a home for all the reasons that matter to you, you have made the best decision of all!
For more real answers about what home means to you – read these fun and inspiring answers on Real Simple!
Thank you to our friends at CAR® for providing the infographic above!
Best wishes for a great week,
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