What Does Home Mean to You?

20160802-Share-ST-1

No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the emotional reasons why we choose to buy our own home are, more often than not, the more powerful or compelling ones.

無論您的生活空間是什麼形狀或大小,家的概念和感覺對不同的人有不同的意味和感覺,不管是家的氣味或是您最喜歡的椅子,為什麼我們選擇購買房屋的原因,情感原因往往佔著重要的地位。

Every year, The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University conducts a survey to find driving factors behind why Americans decide to buy a home.

每年,哈佛大學的聯合住房研究中心皆會進行調查,找出為什麼美國人決定購買房屋的因素。

The top 4 reasons to own a home cited by participants of the survey were not financial. 

調查參與者提出的購買房屋決定4大因素完全與金錢無關。

1. It means having a good place to raise children & provide them with a good education
讓孩子快樂成長的好地方,並可提供他們良好的教育環境

From the best neighborhoods to the best school districts, even those without children at the time of purchase may have this in the back of their mind as a major reason for choosing the location of the home that they purchase.

從最好的居住環境,到最好的學區,即使是沒有孩子的購屋者,在購買房屋時也會把這當做決定的重要原因,來找尋最佳的購屋地點。

2. You have a physical structure where you & your family feel safe
擁有個讓您和家人感到安全的地方

It is no surprise that having a place to call home with the means for comfort and security is the number two reason.

如意料中的,擁有一個地方舒適和安全的家是讓人們決定購屋的第二大原因。

3. It allows you to have more space for your family
讓您和家人擁有更多的生活空間

Whether your family is expanding, or an older family member is moving in, having a home that fits your needs is a close third on the list. 

無論是您家的人口正在增加,或是有老一輩的家人決定一同遷入,擁有一個適合您需求的生活空間是人們決定購屋的第三個原因。

4. It gives you control over what you do with your living space, like renovations and updates
讓您可以控制自己的生活空間,例如整修和更新

Looking to actually try one of those complicated wall treatments that you saw on Pinterest? Tired of paying an additional pet deposit for your apartment building, or do you want to finally adopt that puppy or kitten you’ve seen online 100 times? Who’s to say that you can’t in your own home?

您期待嘗試在Pinterest上看到很喜歡的那個牆壁刷漆的方式嗎?厭倦必須因為養寵物而支付出租公寓額外的寵物保證金嗎?還是您終於想要領養已經上網看過100次的那隻可愛的小狗或是小貓咪?擁有自己的房子後誰可以向您說不行?

The 5th reason on the list, is the #1 financial reason to buy a home as seen by respondents:
名單上的第五個原因,是受訪者決定購屋排名第一的財務理由:

5. Owning a home is a good way to build up wealth that can be passed along to my family
擁有一個家是建立財富的好方法,並且可將此財富傳遞給家人

Either way you are paying a mortgage. Why not lock in your housing expense now with an investment that will build equity that you can borrow against in the future?

無論租屋或是購屋,您都在支付房屋貸款,為什麼不將您的房屋開銷鎖定,並可利用自己的房屋升值,更可增加未來投資成本?

Bottom Line
結論

Whether you are a first time homebuyer or a move-up buyer who wants to start a new chapter in your life, now is a great time to reflect on the intangible factors that make a house a home.

無論您是首次購屋者,或是想要升級到更適合的房屋來開始生命中的新篇章,現在正是適合的時機,來好好思考將一棟房子變成一個家的最佳因素。

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s