The Difference Between a House and a Home

Vicki Moore – Pacifica CA Home Sale Expert

Realtors talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home. And real estate is consistently voted one of the best investments you can make. But the reality is that more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.

No matter the size or shape of a house, the feeling of a home brings back different memories for different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our own homes are typically more important to us than the financial ones.

Here are some of the reasons why…

1. Owning your home offers stability to start and raise a family

From the best neighborhoods to the top school districts, even those without children may make these things a priority when choosing the location of the home they purchase.

Pacifica School District is an open enrollment district so attendance is not dependent on the neighborhood you live in. If you live within the district boundaries, your children can attend any school in the district.



2. There’s no place like home

Owning your own home offers not only safety and security, but also a comfortable place where you can simply relax and kick-back after a long day. Sometimes, that’s just what we need to feel re-charged and truly content.

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Maya Angelou



3. You have more space for you, your family, your stuff and your new dog

Whether your family is expanding, an older family member is moving in, or you need to have a large backyard for your pets, you can take all this into consideration when buying your home, so you can choose the space that works for you instead of forcing yourself into the space that’s available.




4. You have control over renovations, updates, and style

Are you a DIYer? A Pinterest fanatic? Spend date night at Home Depot? Or are you tired of paying an additional pet deposit for your apartment building? Maybe your current apartment won’t allow you to have a furry family member. Let your freak flag fly in your own home. You can do what you want.