It’s no surprise that homeowners love their homes even more as our emotional attachments to them have grown. That sense of emotional connection reaches far beyond the financial aspect of homeownership. Because our homes are our shelters – ones that we can genuinely call our own. Our homes touch our hearts and can also positively impact our mental health.
More Homeowners Have Fallen In Love With Their Homes…
Financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, but it’s also important to understand that the nonfinancial and personal benefits are why so many people genuinely fall in love with their homes. When you own your home, you likely feel a sense of emotional attachment because of the comfort it provides, but also because it’s a space that’s truly yours.
Over the past two years, we’ve learned to love our homes even more as we’ve stayed home more than ever due to the pandemic. As a result, the personal and emotional benefits our homes provide have become ever more important to us.
As the most recent State of the American Homeowner from Unison puts it:
Despite the upheaval and uncertainty of the past year, one thing has stayed the same: the home continues to be of the utmost importance and a place of security and comfort.
When the health crisis began, the world around us changed almost overnight, and our homes were redefined. Our housing needs shifted, and our shelters became a place that protected us on a whole new level. The same study from Unison notes:
- 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
It’s no surprise this study also revealed that homeowners now love their homes even more as our emotional attachments to them have grown:
There are so many reasons to fall head over heels for homeownership. Your home will provide a place to customize and call your own, in addition to stability and security. If you’re ready to fall in love with homeownership, let’s connect so you can get started on your homebuying journey today.