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What Motivated You To Buy

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Owning a home is a decision that requires proper planning and consideration, especially if you intend to stay there for any length of time. There are various reasons why someone might choose to buy a house.

Financial stability: Owning a home can offer a feeling of economic stability and security that renting may not provide. This stability is particularly true for those seeking a long-term living arrangement. Owning a home can help establish equity and create wealth over time.

Wise financial decision: Investing in a house can be smart since property values have consistently increased. Some people may purchase a home to renovate it and sell it at a higher price or rent it out to generate a steady income stream.


Space for families: Owning a house can benefit families and individuals. It provides additional space for families to grow and can be particularly desirable for those with children or planning to start a family. Owning a house can also offer a sense of stability and help establish roots in the community.


Pride of ownership. Owning something gives you a sense of security because you know it belongs to you, and you can take care of it as you see fit. When you take good care of something, you feel a sense of pride, knowing that you're doing the right thing. Owning something is not just about having it; it's also about feeling secure and proud.


Community connection: Owning a house in a specific neighborhood can help individuals feel more connected to their community. It offers opportunities to socialize and make friends. Moreover, owning a home can instill a sense of pride in one's neighborhood and motivate them to take an active role in community affairs.


Sentimental value: A house and neighborhood can hold sentimental value for an individual, especially if the person has lived there for a long time or was passed down to them by a family member. Owning a house can also create a sense of belonging and attachment to a specific place.


Comfort and privacy: Living in a house can offer greater comfort than living in an apartment, especially with more space, privacy, and amenities such as a backyard or garage. Moreover, owning a house can provide control over one's living space, allowing for more flexibility in decorating and design choices.


 Personalization: Owning a house has its perks, one of which is personalizing it according to one's preference. Whether it means painting the walls, renovating the kitchen, or adding a deck to the backyard, owning a house allows someone to make it their own. Additionally, owning a home provides creative control and allows someone to express their personality and style in their living space.


Retirement: Retirement is a common reason people buy a house, mainly if it is located in a place they enjoy, large enough for help when needed, and can afford to live comfortably. Owning a home can provide a sense of security and stability in retirement.

There are many reasons to buy a house.

What motivated you to buy yours?

I am looking forward to the answers. 


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Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I believe with many buyers the Community Connection is the key.  They want to live where they are happy. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Apr 18, 2024 04:49 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Good to see you, Bill Salvatore - East Valley  Community connection is a good reason.

Apr 18, 2024 09:19 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. The wife and I recently purchased a home in a far west suburb miles from our present place in downtown Chicago. We needed more space and stability in our retirement years. That's why! Enjoy your day.

Apr 18, 2024 05:47 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Another good answer, Wayne Martin

Planning ahead!

Apr 18, 2024 09:22 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes indeed, these are all excellent reasons to purchase a home!

Apr 18, 2024 05:51 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kat Palmiotti

As usual, thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Apr 18, 2024 09:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Margaret,

Everyone is different and buys a home for a variety of reasons. You have really covered quite a list of reasons. I know I bought homes because my parents taught me home ownership was worth the risk and a great investment. It proved to always work for me.


Apr 18, 2024 07:14 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400


Dorie Dillard Austin TX,

Parents who impart wisdom through sound advice, are truly brilliant.

Apr 18, 2024 09:30 AM
Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
Action Realty - Apple Valley, CA
CRS, GRI 909-969-3805

I wanted to own instead of rent and I needed a bigger place. 

Apr 18, 2024 09:20 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Both are good reasons,

Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805 

Apr 18, 2024 09:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Home ownership continues to provide the best pathway to family wealth.

Apr 18, 2024 10:59 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Agreed, Roy Kelley,

Owning a home is the best way for families to build wealth.

Apr 18, 2024 11:23 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret for me it would be comfort, privacy, and security.

Apr 18, 2024 01:22 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

George Souto,

And that is three good reasons to own.

Apr 18, 2024 07:21 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Moving closer to a grandchild was our motivation to sell our home in NW IN and move to NW AZ.

Apr 18, 2024 01:59 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Leanne Smith,

That is a wonderful motivation. 

Apr 18, 2024 07:22 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


These are all great reasons for owning a home. I know I learned about the values of homeownership from my parents, and I believe we imparted the same to our 2 daughters and their families. I know they are both thankful that they did buy a number of years ago and have places to call their own to raise their families.


Apr 19, 2024 05:06 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Always so good to see you, Jeff Dowler, CRS

And you have proven that your values regarding homeownership are one of the reasons for your successful career. 

Apr 19, 2024 05:37 PM