House vs Home

House vs. Home

Last year I asked my friends on Facebook what the word “home” meant to them.   The feedback was touching and their definitions filled with love.  It became quite clear that there is a difference between a house and a home.  So when we inspect a house, we need to be aware of the connection the structure has with the seller and the emotion and love already building within the buyers.

“A house is made of materials, a home is made with love.”

A house is a structure that provides for your basic needs and safety. Building a house takes technical knowledge, money, and resources and for the most part, they are permanent.  Some houses are well built, some are not.  Some are occupied, others vacant.  A house is simply a building constructed to become a residence or place to put our belongings and protect us from what Mother Nature sends our way.    But a home is different.

You can live in a house that doesn’t feel like home. To be a home, it needs to be a place that:

  1. provides you mental and emotional support;
  2. you look forward to being in to get away from the outside world;
  3. you are attached to emotionally;
  4. carries the feeling comfort, security, happiness, and the love.

A house is made of materials and is where a person can live.  A home is what you make it. Honestly, even if you don’t own a house, you can create a home.  A home, can be the place or country you grew up, a house, an apartment, tent, a boat, or cave. It is simply a place where you feel you belong.

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friend and family belong, and laughter never ends”



Dana Mirowski

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