You may or may not know that June is National Home Ownership Month, a time to celebrate the joys of home ownership, reflect on the obstacles that some have to overcome in order to become home owners, and encourage others that the dream of home ownership is possible for everyone! We asked some homeowners what home ownership means to them and we got an array of inspirational and fun responses. We wanted to share a few of them – from different stages – here with you today:
“My husband and I recently bought our first house and then shortly afterwards welcomed our first child to the home. We saved for years to be able to buy a home where we could build and raise a family and to have finally seen that dream come to fruition is amazing. We still have a long ways to go to truly make it our home, but we look forward to doing that over time with each other. For others out there that may think it will be impossible for them to ever own a home, just know that it can and will happen! We had to be creative in managing our money and it took an unbelievable team of people working with us, but we did it and we’re so thankful!”
– Whitney, First-time Homebuyer
“My wife and I are on our second home and are beginning to think about when and where we should purchase our next one. Our kids are now in elementary school and we’d like to find a place that can grow with them as they become teenagers in the next few years. What we haven’t been prepared for is the amount of memories that exist in this home! It’s the only place our kids have known as home and to think about leaving it is almost too much. It wasn’t our first choice when we bought it 10 years ago but we’ve grown to love its quirks and have put so much sweat and tears into it. We look forward to the next step but dread the day we have to say goodbye.”
– Ryan, Homeowner of 10+ Years
“ How do you sum up the 42 years of memories this house holds? We moved here when our kids were in 5th and 2nd grade and now they have kids of their own. We’ve celebrated proms and graduations and engagements and the news of grandkids. We’ve done three kitchen renovations, knocked down walls, rebuilt walls and still can’t grow grass under the tree in the backyard. For us, home ownership has been about having a place to retreat to and about having a place to hold our hearts and our memories. When the time comes for us to downsize we just hope that another family moves in to stay for the next 40 years.”
– Ron, Homeowner since 1978
Why do you love owning a home? Why do you dream of buying a home one day?