Every year, The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study surveying participants for the top reasons American’s feel are most important in regards to home ownership.

Surprisingly, the top 4 reasons to own a home cited by respondents were not financial and prove there really is no place like home.

1. It means having a good place to raise children & provide them with a good education

From the best neighborhoods to the best school districts, even those without children at the time of purchasing their home, may have this in the back of their mind as a major reason for choosing the location of the home that they purchase.

2. You have a physical structure where you & your family feel safe

It is no surprise that having a place to call home with all that means in comfort and security is the #2 reason.

3. It allows you to have more space for your family

Whether your family is expanding, or an older family member is moving in, having a home that fits your needs is a close third on the list.

4. It gives you control over what you do with your living space, like renovations and updates

Looking to actually try one of those complicated wall treatments that you saw on Pinterest? Want to finally adopt that puppy or kitten you’ve seen online 100 times? Who’s to say that you can’t in your own home?


Bottom Line

Whether you are a first time homebuyer or a move-up buyer who wants to start a new chapter in their life, now is a great time to reflect on the intangible factors that make a house a home.

Contact Jo Anne or Tony Rizza a call at 843-301-5825 for more information on the current Hilton Head/Bluffton market and what homes fit your family’s needs!


Hilton Head Real Estate Partners
Partnering with you every step of the way.
source: Keeping Current Matters

by Hilton Head Real Estate Partners July 10, 2015 0 comments
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