What does home-ownership look like to me?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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Debe Maxwell has challenged the Active Rain community to explain what home-ownership looks like to us. What a great question. For those of us who work with homes everyday, it could be easy to loose sight of what home-ownership actually means. We probably take it for granted because it's a common piece of our world, but just like our buyers and sellers, we do have our own views on home-ownership. 

For me, it's peace. When I leave the business world each day and enter my home, it gives me a sense of peace. When that front door closes behind me, I'm at home. It's truly my castle and I can choose who to let in and who to keep out. It is a safe place with people I love and animals spread all around.

Home-ownership is my happy place. It is where I create, learn, share, play and rest. My home has a gym, so it's where I exercise and take care of my health. I do that other places, but at home, I'm focused on my health. It is where I make things, repair things and improve things. My tool room is my crazy professor lab where I am constantly creating and improving on things I already have. 

It is where I read, relax and reward myself for working hard. It is where I entertain my family and friends. It is the one place where I can be completely left alone, surrounded by many or huddled with my wife and pets. It is my choice.

Lastly, it is a piggy bank of sorts. It is an investment that I can pull resources from, or I can leave them put. It is an investment that typically improves in value and I can add to that by doing things that increase its value. Unlike many investments, I can have a say in how much it increases or decreases based on how I relate to it. Overall, home-ownership is a right for all who will take the opportunity. 

 

 

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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Homeownership means peace to me as well, Mike.  It's a place where I don't worry about the rent going up.  I can make changes that I like, and build a nest egg (equity) at the same time.

Jun 30, 2019 02:23 PM #1
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I love this, Mike! Yes, it is a piggy bank and like you, I do feel like it is my castle - it's peaceful, the best spot for creating memories, the perfect spot for creativity,  the perfect spot to grow my tomatoes in the summer...

While it may not be the perfect spot for everyone, it is our castle!

Thank you for your entry in this month's challenge, Mike! Happy Sunday...

Jun 30, 2019 02:56 PM #2
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Mike.

We are in our current home (number 7), we have never lost any money when we sold the rest of them.  Like you said, it's a piggy bank

Jul 01, 2019 01:10 AM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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There certainly are a lot of different emotions that go hand in hand with home ownership!

Jul 01, 2019 03:22 AM #4
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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It is the "pride of ownership" and "making it your own" that gets you hooked !

Jul 03, 2019 02:46 PM #5
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