Home Sweet Home: Why Home Ownership Makes a Difference

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Home Sweet Home: Why Home Ownership Makes a Difference

Home sweet home!

When you think about your dream home do you imagine a big house with a big yard?

A small, cozy place in the woods? An airy loft in the bustling city?

Home ownership has many benefits, but above all is being a place for your family to be together. Our homes provide much more than shelter, they provide a place to grow and mature, along with so many more benefits.

Safety and Stability

We all have a few basic needs. From seeking shelter to eating, our homes can help with both. But home ownership goes beyond simple shelter. Homes can help us take pride in our work, can work as a creative outlet, along with providing some financial security.

Take Pride in Your Home

Your home is your fortress of solitude, the place you go at the end of the day where you can unwind, escape the pressures of work and be yourself. You can change into those unflattering sweatpants and that stained, but oh-so-comfy tee shirt, and no one will say anything because this is your place.

That yard work you dread doing when you think about owning a home will take on a new meaning once you’re there. There is a sense of pride that comes with grooming and caring for your home. Although you may not look forward to it, you’ll be pleased with the results every time.

From the fireplace you built, the yard that you rake, and the treehouse your children and your children’s children use, these are the things that allow you to enjoy your home sweet home!

Self Expression

There are rules when renting; a lot of rules. No painting the walls. No changing the flooring. Leave the cabinets alone. No flashy decor outside. And so on…if you’re looking to put touches of your personality into your living space, there is no better place to do that than in the home you own.

The house has carpet, but you want wood flooring? You like the classic feel of wallpaper as opposed to paint? You want a blue door with red shutters? Go ahead and make those changes. It’s your house! Need some ideas? Just check out these fifty ways to make your house a home!

From decoration tips to garden ideas, there are plenty of ways to allow your creative side to flourish in your home.

Financial Stability

To some homeownership means a mortgage, and a thirty year mortgage seems like a long time, but if you really think about it, you are saving a lot more in the long term than if you rented for thirty years.

Owning your own home is an investment. The equity on your home increases with each mortgage payment, so if you decide to one day sell your home it will be worth much more than you bought it for. Any improvements you’ve made over the years increases the value of your as well!

Friends and Family

Beyond shelter and providing a place of your own, homeownership allows a family to create, share and pass down memories to future generations.

Traditions and Holidays

People associate places with memories. The smells, the furniture, the atmosphere; all of that helps in storing and keeping our memories. Traditions are what we do to make memories. Put the two together in your home and you’ve got yourself a time capsule of moments to look back on every time your family and friends come together under your roof.

Fourth of July BBQs, Halloween parties, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas…when we think about home, our thoughts often run right for the holiday parties and the traditions our families build over the years. You can have these in a rented home as well, but filling a home that belongs to you with memories can mean a lot more.

Leave Lasting Memories

Speaking of your children and theirs, you can’t leave a rented property to anyone. That thirty year mortgage will one day be paid off, those thirty years going by fast and filling up with memories. When the time comes for someone else to take over the care of your home, owning it means you can leave it for your children.


Snappy Services has been serving customers for over 80 years. Our technicians and installers live and work in your community guaranteeing that we can provide prompt and dependable service. As an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, we strive to create a local presence that includes exceptional customer service, licensed technicians, and unbeatable products. We offer services for your entire home including plumbing, electrical repairs, air duct sealing, home energy audits and much more. Over the years we have added to our core group of services to meet the wants and needs of our customers.

Do you have any questions about home maintenance or want to ensure your home remains your own palace? Give us a call today to help enjoy your home sweet home!

From plumbing and electrical issues to heating and cooling maintenance and repairs, Snappy has the expertise to fix any problem.

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