If you haven't bought a home yet, you're missing out on a wonderful feeling. That moment when you walk through your doors, throw your purse or keys on the counter, plop down on your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, "Finally, it's ours (or mine)!" There is a in joy looking at all of your boxes, rolling your eyes about the amount of stuff you have to unpack, then giving yourself a moment to take a nap because you worked hard to get here and earned it! Yes, that's a real feeling.
We often hear, and read, about the cost effectiveness of home ownership. The equity build-up, the freedom it can give us from finances in our retirement years, and a plethora of other ways owning a home can be a positive impact on your bottom dollar. We don't often hear about the emotional impact owning a home can have. Yes there will be days the fridge is acting up and you need to call your home warranty, or days you have to spend hours outside mowing and weeding your yard, but nothing beats the pride and joy of owning a home.
There is a sense of security, and a sense of "this is mine and I worked my way up to this moment," that provides moments of bliss. The ability to do with your home as you please, not pay a pretty penny for every member of your fur family, and the privacy it provides can't be beat.
Home ownership also gives you the ability to put down some roots. I mean that figuratively and literally. You get to build memories through the holidays and go through many milestones with your family that leave a significant impact in later years. You also get to build bonds with your neighbors and grow in a community oriented neighborhood. With rentals, people come and go annually, but there are deeper roots planted when building relationships with those living next to you year in and year out. Attending potlucks, watching 4th of July and New Year's Eve fireworks together, talking about neighborhood security, and getting to know each other and build new relationships will weave a feeling of connection and belonging.
Buying a home isn't about the dollars and cents for everyone. Sometimes it's about the joy of owning your own place and getting to build amazing memories in it. If you've been longing for this, get in touch with me, and let's make it happen. You owe it to yourself to make your dreams come true!
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1570 Wilmington Dr., Suite 200
DuPont, WA 98327