This Year: Home Is Where The Heart Is

The meaning of homeownership

There’s no denying the financial benefits of homeownership, but the emotions that come from owning a home are often overlooked. This year, feelings of gratitude, security, pride, and comfort are stronger than ever. We’ve lived through a time that has truly changed 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:

“Last year, staying home became a necessity and that caused many homeowners to have renewed gratitude for the roof over their head.”

As a nation, we continue to work through the challenges of a pandemic. Over the past year and a half, we’ve spent more time than ever at home: working, eating, schooling, exercising, and more. The world around us changed almost overnight, and our homes were redefined as our lives were. Our needs shifted, and our shelters became a place that protected us on a whole new level.


The same study from Unison notes:

  • 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

This study also reveals homeowners are now more emotionally attached to their homes as well:

As we’ve learned throughout this health crisis, homeownership can provide the safety and security. That sense of connection and emotional stability genuinely reaches beyond just the financial aspect of owning a home.

So, whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to your dream home, or downsizing to something that better fits your changing lifestyle, take a moment to reflect. Ultimately, if you’re considering buying a home, it’s not all 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.


If you’re looking to buy a home in these trying times, reach out to one of our agents here at Corken + Company! Where we know the value of a home is so much deeper than the surface.



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