Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Ever This Year
Home is Where the Heart is More Than Ever This Year
Homeownership is a precious feeling that many people take for granted. It’s the sense of security and pride you get from owning your own home, but most importantly what it means to be in control - no landlord telling me when I can move out or how much my utility bills should cost!
According to the 2021 State of the American Homeownerreport by Unison:
“Last year, staying home became a necessity and that caused many homeowners to have renewed gratitude for the roof over their head.”
The pandemic has pushed the nation to new limits, and it's been an interesting year. More than ever now we're at home: working in our kitchens or classrooms while eating dinner together as a family - all of this time spent with each other really brings us closer! The world changed almost overnight; there is no going back after something like that.
- 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 that homeowners are now more emotionally attached to their homes as well.
Homeownership has many benefits that extend beyond the financial. For example, homeowners who buy their homes feel more connected and secure in a time where chaos is often looming around them; they also contribute to making our communities better places with pride for having ownership as well . It's important not only consider these aspects but make sure you're getting yourself into something worth investing your money on!
As First American's Chief Economist, Mark Fleming told me that buying a home is not just about money. It’s also an investment in yourself and what you want out of life - which means taking some time for self-reflection before making such a major purchase!
Thinking about buying a home? Don't forget to weigh the non-financial benefits that may truly change your life when you need them most.
Lamont "Ben" Orr - The Orr Team eXp Realty 720-425-3365