Home Is Where the Heart Is More than Ever This Year

Dated: December 3 2021

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There’s no denying the financial benefits of homeownership, but what’s often overlooked are the feelings of gratitude, Security, pride, and Comfort we get from owning a home. This year, those emotions are stronger than ever. We’ve lived through a time that has truly changed our needs and who we are, and as a result, homeownership has a whole new meaning for many of us.

According to the 2021 State of the American Homeowner report by Unison:

  • 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 reveals that homeowners are now more emotionally attached to their homes as well:


We’ve learned throughout this health crisis, homeownership can provide the safety and Security we crave in a time of uncertainty. That sense of connection and emotional stability genuinely reaches beyond just the financial aspect of owning a home.

While the financial benefits are obvious, there are several social benefits of homeownership.  It has long been thought that buying a home contributes to a sense of accomplishment.  Still most individuals forget that homeownership can benefit your mental health.  Buying a home is not just a financial decision, it’s a lifestyle decision.

Bottom Line

If you’re considering buying a home, it’s not entirely about the dollars and cents. Don’t forget to weigh the non-financial benefits that may truly change your life when you need them most.

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SHERYL VECCHIO

I am a second generation, native Houstonian. My husband and I are proud to be the parents of 5 grown children, in a blended family, and grandparents to 8 amazing grandchildren. I am a currently a memb....

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