If you haven’t bought a home yet, you’re missing out on a wonderful feeling! That moment when you walk through your door, put down your keys, settle into your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, “Finally, it’s mine (or ours)!” Don’t forget the joy of looking at all of your boxes, rolling your eyes about why you buy so much stuff, then giving yourself a moment to take a nap because you worked hard to get here and earned it! Yes that’s a real feeling!
We often hear and read about the cost effectiveness of home ownership. The equity build-up, the freedom it can give us from finances in our retirement years, and a plethora of other ways owning a home can be a positive impact on your bottom line. However, we don’t often hear about the emotional impact owning a home can have. It’s true…there will be days the fridge is acting silly and you need to call your home warranty company, or days you have to get outside to mow your own yard in 90 degree heat, but nothing beats the pride, joy and accomplishment of owning a home.
There is a sense of security and a sense of “This is mine and I earned this” that provides moments of bliss. The ability to do with your home as you please and not pay a pretty penny for every member of your fur family to be there. Let’s not forget the privacy it provides can’t be beat, either.
Home ownership also gives you the ability to put down some roots. I mean that figuratively and literally. You get to build memories through the holidays and go through all the milestone moments with your family that leave a significant impact well into their later years. You get to build bonds with your neighbors and grow with and in a community. With rentals, people come and go frequently but there are deep roots planted when building relationships with those living next to you and sharing the same experience. Block parties, 4th of July celebrations, New Year’s Eve spent lighting fireworks and just the excitement of getting to know each other and building new relationships.
Buying a home isn’t about the dollars and cents for everyone. Sometimes it’s just about the joy of having a little piece of Earth that you can call yours and getting to build amazing memories in it. If you’ve been longing for this, contact me (Rachel@RachelKayla.com) and we’ll make it happen! You owe it to yourself to make your dreams come true!