Living in Contra Costa County: Are you Buying a House or a Home?

Are you Buying a House or a Home?


Are you Buying a House or a Home?

What is the difference between a house and a home?

Well a house is a structure, you can evaluate it by Square Footage, Construction type, layout, lot size, location, up grades, amenities, cost, cost per SF, potential resale value, and many other factors.

But a home is a place you live in; a home is the center of you and your families life. A Buying a Househome has a certain feel to it that matches how you live. The home is the center of your involvement in your outside community.

The evaluation of a house is a more cold blooded than looking for a home. An evaluation of a house is about facts and figures. An Evaluation of a home is about you.

Buying a HomePerhaps that odd room does not figure in good for a house, but maybe it makes and excellent sewing room, retreat, or hang out for your kids in your home. That house may be a little close to the freeway; but maybe for you that home takes a lot of time of your commute and the noise is not an issue. Perhaps that house most people see as on an odd shaped lot you see as a home with an excellent landscaping or garden opportunity.

When shopping you will always be comparing houses and you want to do that to make sure it is a wise financial purchase. But if you are looking for a place to live it is more than an investment; it is about home. Perhaps the wise financial decision in buying a house is not the wisest decision about when picking out a home. Perhaps the house is in an area that you think will appreciate faster; but is the home where you want to live? Is the home within walking distance of your kids school?
Be wise when buying a house, but think about how it will work as your Home.

At Home Point Real Estate our business is:

Turning Houses into Homes!”

Home Point Real Estate is located in Brentwood Ca and provides service to the East Contra Costa County Communities of Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Antioch, Pittsburg and beyond. Give us call regarding Buying a Home, Selling a Home, or Real Estate Investing. Ask us for a Free Home Value Evaluation.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsGene Riemenschneider • November 03 2015 12:18PM


Gene Riemenschneider  Great subject matter and good food for thought when buying a home

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 4 years ago

Thank you Hannah.  I think the distinction between a house and a home is very important.  

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Gene - Great description on the difference between a house and a home.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) almost 4 years ago

Great point, Gene, on the difference between a house and a home. On the distaff side, I often counsel my sellers to stop thinking of their home as such once we list and start detaching by thinking of it as a house they are selling.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 4 years ago