What Does Home Mean To You

Dated: 08/08/2016

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Lisa Birdsong Group Real Estate Texas

No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the emotional reasons why we choose to buy our own home are, more often than not, the more powerful or compelling ones.


Every year, The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University conducts a survey to find driving factors behind why Americans decide to buy a home.


The top 4 reasons to own a home cited by participants of the survey were not financial. 


1. It means having a good place to raise children & provide them with a good education

From the best neighborhoods to the best school districts, even those without children at the time of purchase may have this in the back of their mind as a major reason for choosing the location of the home that they purchase.

2. You have a physical structure where you & your family feel safe

It is no surprise that having a place to call home with the means for comfort and security is the number two reason.

3. It allows you to have more space for your family

Whether your family is expanding, or an older family member is moving in, having a home that fits your needs is a close third on the list. 

4. It gives you control over what you do with your living space, like renovations and updates

Looking to actually try one of those complicated wall treatments that you saw on Pinterest? Tired of paying an additional pet deposit for your apartment building, or do you want to finally adopt that puppy or kitten you’ve seen online 100 times? Who’s to say that you can’t in your own home?

The 5th reason on the list, is the #1 financial reason to buy a home as seen by respondents:

5. Owning a home is a good way to build up wealth that can be passed along to my family

Either way you are paying a mortgage. Why not lock in your housing expense now with an investment that will build equity that you can borrow against in the future?

Bottom Line

Whether you are a first time home buyer or a move-up buyer who wants to start a new chapter in your life, now is a great time to reflect on the intangible factors that make a house a home. Contact the Lisa Birdsong Group for all of your real estate needs, we are here to help you navigate the hottest housing market in the history of Dallas-Fort Worth.  We specialize in Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County and Tarrant County. Let us know how we can be of assistance.

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Lisa Birdsong

Top 1% of Texas Real Estate Teams; McSam Realtor of the Year, 2016; Certified Residential Specialist, CRS D Best Realtor, 2016, 2017 Castle Hills Realtor Advisory Board, 2016; Windsong Ranch Real....

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