The joy of home ownership

Real Estate Agent with REMAX of Newton

One of my dear friends has always given me the devil about the "joy of home ownership".   Unfortunately with owning our own home there are responsibilities that do come with that priveledge.  Those responsibilities have both community and financial impact. 

But the pride in owning your own home typically shines through.  It is so awesome to see homeowners upgrading their front door with even a coat of paint, planting trees and shrubs to add to the curb appeal and neighborhood appeal and even as much as raking leaves.

The foreclosure issue has kind of put a bit of a damper on the "joy of homeownership".   As realtors we certainly hope to see this crisis over soon and families to feel that it is worthwhile to fight through the hard times and keep their home.  It impacts everyone in their neighborhood.

As neighbors of foreclosures you may need to keep it up until the bank actually gets to own it.  This will help your home value to stay up.


Comments (2)

Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

Barb, I too believe the "joy" of home ownership will rebound.  I do like your idea about neighbors keeping properties up that are vacant.  Not only is it better for curb appeal but also safety.  If a house doesn't look abandoned then it will be less likely to draw crime or transients which keeps the whole neighborhood safer.

Dec 21, 2009 04:48 AM
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

The joy of home ownership sometimes it can be a challenge but for the most part it is a wonderful experience. To say this is my home.... 

Nov 11, 2014 07:38 AM