Archive for May, 2012

Survey Reports How Americans Feel about Home Ownership

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Caldwell Banker Real Estate recently worked with psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig to find how Americans view home ownership. A survey of 2100 adults was conducted and these were some of the findings:

– 75% of Americans believe that the financial value of a home has been overemphasized instead of the emotional value.

– Home ownership makes people feel rooted, gives meaning to life and makes people feel more secure.

– A home connects it owner to a community and helps them fell part of something bigger than themselves.

– The home you grow up in can take on a personality of its own and seem like another member of your family.

– Investing in a home is also an investment in future memories.

– 95% of American hope that their children will someday own a home.

In general, the majority of Americans still feel that owning a home is a fundamental part of the American Dream. Find out more from Dr. Ludwig about the psychology of home ownership in this YouTube video and visit the Caldwell Banker website.

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Picking the Best Colors for you House

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The paint colors you choose for your home’s exterior can make a big difference in your home’s impact from the street. If you pick a boring color, your house will look boring. Select a color that’s too bold and your house will stick out like a sore thumb. The colors you choose should emphasize your home’s best features and match your home’s architectural style. If you live in a historic home, do some research and use historically accurate colors. Your home should also blend in rather than clash with the other homes on your street. In general, lighter colors will make your home look larger and darker colors will add drama.

For additional ideas about your home’s exterior, see this earlier post on curb appeal.

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