I liked the analogy presented here by Danny Thornton of Knoxville, Tennessee. Since we have a lot of casinos in San Diego County, I thought I would re-blog his post over here to help our San Diegans understand buying a home.
It is funny that when I talk to people today, they tell me that the biggest reason that they are not ready to move forward with a buying a home is that it is just too much of a gamble at this point and time. Personally, I do not see buying a home the same as online gambling. However, they are the customer and I have to respect their position.
With that said, as much as I respect someone's opinion, I would like to compare in contrast buying a home like visiting an online casino. Think of it like this. When you visit a casino, you walk from table to table checking out the games that you might want to play. Finally, you sit down at one table or one slot machine and typically that is where you "nest" for the rest of the evening. Buying a home is similar in that you are going to walk around and look at several different homes. The goal is to eventually find one that you like and then "nest" in that very place.
Unlike a casino online, the decision to buy a home is a lot more stressful. That is why you seek out the consummate professional to walk with you through each and every stage of the buying process. This way, you do not feel all alone. Gambling in today's time might be risky but buying a house that can provide security and comfort for years to come is a sound move.