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 home 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.
Perhaps 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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By Gene Riemenschneider
Broker and Owner
Home Point Real Estate - 925-260-4321 - Turning Houses into Homes
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