The difference between a house and a home?

The difference between a house and a home?

February 02, 2017

With January behind us and the new administration's transition [almost] complete, aside from watching how mortgage rates are affected, I am diverting my attention to what really matters - family.

As you may know I have 3 boys, Diego (10), Brando (8) and Marco (5) - that keep me busy as can be. All 3 boys play both basketball and soccer; so as you can imagine I don't have a lot of free time on the weekends. When not at the basketball gym or soccer field we spend a lot of time just hanging out at home. This really got me thinking why I do what I do for a living. Which brought me to the question:

What's the difference between a house and a home?

To me, it's the family inside.

We get so caught up in the market, when to buy, when to sell and what rates are doing that sometimes we forget the real purpose and meaning behind why we care about real estate. Is it a way to make money? For some, yes. Is it an outlet for expression and individualism? Again, for some, yes. But, the common thread that ties all people who buy a house and make it their home is the family they will shelter inside... or the family they one day will have.

So when you are spending time on social media or watching the news, before getting too caught up in what one person says or another person argues, take a moment to put the media down and spend time on what really matters. We are all guilty of it, we just need to acknowledge all the things we are grateful for and take the time to be happy.

You may be asking, "Did my mortgage guy just get all deep and philosophical on me?"

Yep, I did. Enjoy.


P.S. - If you have any questions about mortgage rates, market stats or anything in this newsletter, please reach out to me, I'd be happy to help.