While the pandemic has caused so much turmoil, pain and uncertainty in our lives over the past two years, it has surprisingly helped us realize one thing for the good; there’s no place like home.
In a recent blog, we discussed how homeownership in America can lead to financial wealth and freedom. While this is still true, we’ve discovered that owning a home can mean so much more. It can provide us with a sense of safety and security. It can help us reflect and feel thankful towards what we have in our lives… having a roof over our heads is a privilege some don’t have. It can also help us feel pride, and feel accomplished in life. It gives us something to be grateful for together with those that we love.
In an article by Keeping Current Matters, they reported a study from Unison stating:
- 91% of homeowners say they feel secure, stable, or successful owning a home
- 64% of American homeowners say living through a pandemic has made their home more important to them than ever
- 83% of homeowners say their home has kept them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic
A lot of this has been found by simply spending more time at home than ever before. For many of those who work, home has become the new office. For parents, home has turned into a learning environment. Holiday travel came to a halt for some, which meant that celebrations were at home with your immediate family. Restaurants were no longer able to accommodate in person dining, so meals were now enjoyed at home. With not much else to do, people spent their time on home updates and DIY projects around the house. The way we viewed and experienced our home lives changed.
It’s no surprise that homeowners feel a much stronger emotional connection to “home” now than they did pre-pandemic. After all, there’s no place like home.
So, along with financial freedom, homeownership can provide you with much more as well. If you’re thinking about buying a home, let’s chat.