"What makes a house a home" is the all time favorite question of a Realtor. We're in the business of selling houses, houses that will become homes to many. When selling a house, we always recommend to our sellers that it is best to show it as a house, not a home so that a buyer may be more prone to feeling a possible attachment. When working with buyers, we always try for them to look beyond someone else's "home" to be able to picture themselves there. CONFUSED YET??
The bottom line is that buying a home or selling a home can be very emotional. Emotional because of memories that are associated with home. Is home a place? Can home be a house? or is home something you make of it? In my opinion, it is all of the above.
Although the material association of a home can be irrelevant to many, there are feelings associated to certain places. I will give you the perfect example.