We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, home purchases tend to be made based on personal experiences and emotional ties.

No matter the shape or size of your living space, we all have different views on what “home” actually means. It can mean a favorite chair, a particular smell, or whatever that something special is that helps us define the real reason why we call a place home. That emotion plays a large role in why we purchase a certain home, even more so than financial reasons. 

Why feelings and emotions should be considered when buying a new home.

Reason #1 – Owning a home offers you stability, independence, and a foundation for starting and raising a family.

For those planning to start a family, or established families looking to move, consider factors such as a great neighborhood or an ideal school district to be huge emotional reasons as to why buyers choose certain homes.

Reason #2 – There is no place like home.

Owning your own home offers you safety and security, but it is also the comfort factor. It’s where you hang out after work and have your friends over for a BBQ. You feel relaxed here. You don’t have to worry about the landlord telling you what you can and can’t do. Your home is yours!

Reason #3 – Creative space.

Love Pinterest? Owning your own home allows you to do what you want creatively as an avenue of personal expression. You can own a pet, plant a garden, build a library/reading room, or even add a garage. Owning a home brings a true sense of pride along with a sense of comfort from spaces that are filled with items that make you happy! Create a Pinterest account for ideas to keep your space exciting.

Reason #4 – Add-on!

Family additions or a new business or hobby are possible when you own your own home.

So whether you are a first-time home buyer or planning your next big move, remember to consider your emotions and personal experiences when searching for the perfect place to call “home”. Everything else will fall into place.