The Numerous Non-Financial Advantages of Homeownership

Lisa Mailhot  |  September 21, 2023

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The Numerous Non-Financial Advantages of Homeownership

 

Purchasing and possessing your own residence can exert a significant influence on your life. While there exist financial motives for becoming a homeowner, it is crucial to consider the non-monetary benefits that elevate a home beyond merely being a place of residence.

Here are some of the foremost non-financial rationales for acquiring a home.

As per findings from Fannie Mae, 94% of respondents in their survey emphasize that "Having Control Over What You Do with Your Living Space" ranks high as a prime motivation for property ownership.

Your home genuinely becomes your personal haven. In the case of homeownership, unless there are specific stipulations from homeowner associations, you possess the liberty to adorn and modify it according to your preferences. This means you can effect minor alterations or undertake substantial renovations to mold your abode into your ideal living space. Investopedia elaborates:

“One often-cited benefit of homeownership is the knowledge that you own your little corner of the world. You can customize your house, remodel, paint, and decorate without the need to get permission from a landlord.

When you are a tenant, it may be challenging to instill a profound sense of ownership in your place. Furthermore, any alterations made might necessitate reversal upon departure. Conversely, if you are a homeowner, you can shape it precisely to your liking. Such a high degree of personalization can cultivate a profound sense of pride in your place of residence, fostering a deeper connection to it.

Fannie Mae also reveals that 90% of respondents regard "Having a Good Place for Your Family To Raise Your Children" as a paramount reason for favoring homeownership.

Another crucial consideration pertains to your current life stage. U.S. News provides insight:

“For those with young children, buying a home and putting down roots is a major driver. . . . You don’t want the upheaval of a massive rent increase or a non-renewed lease to impact your sense of stability.”

Irrespective of the milestones in your life, stability, and predictability hold the utmost significance. This is because the one constant in life is change itself. Amidst the flux of life's transitions, possessing a familiar dwelling and being free from the specter of frequent relocations can engender greater feelings of security and comfort for you and your loved ones.

Lastly, Fannie Mae notes that 82% of respondents underscore "Feeling Engaged in Your Community" as a significant motivation for homeownership.

Moreover, owning your home deepens your sense of belonging to your local community. On average, homeowners tend to reside in their homes for approximately nine years, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). With the passage of time, it is only natural to forge friendships and cultivate strong bonds within the community. As articulated by Gary Acosta, CEO and Co-Founder at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP):

“Homeowners also tend to be more active in their local communities . . .”

When you hold a profound concern for the well-being of your neighbors, you are inclined to contribute positively to the betterment of your local vicinity.

Bottom Line

The ownership of a home can enhance your life by imparting a sense of achievement, pride, stability, and connectedness. If the idea of becoming a homeowner intrigues you and you desire further insights, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 


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