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June is National Homeownership Month


As June draws to a close, I want to recap some of my favorite things about Home, Sweet Home.


President Biden released a Proclamation May 31, 2023:


"During National Homeownership Month, we recognize the power of owning a home when raising a family, planting roots in a community, building equity, and passing down generational wealth to continue the American Dream for generations to come. We recognize that a place to call home, regardless of owning or renting, is essential to a life of security, dignity, and hope. That is why my Administration is committed to removing barriers to homeownership."


And, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has jumped right on board to work to increase homeownership opportunities for all. Find out what they are doing here.


I'm super thankful that I was able to realize my own homeownership goals about 6 years ago, not without my own struggles and limitations. It's one of the reasons I devote myself to my job, it's the helping people accomplish something BIG, and meaningful and impactful...and my first time home-buyers always have a special place in my heart. I don't mind the extra explaining, or the hand holding, or the fact it usually takes longer because there's a learning curve, it's important and meaningful to be there to get them on the right path for their homeownership goals.


Home means so many things. 💕


The Joy of Coming Home.


You know that feeling you get when you walk through the door? Whether it's after a long day at work or a long vacation. The fresh drop in temperature as you step into the air conditioning from a hot day. This is MY space, with MY things, and MY favorite people. It's a feeling of safety and security and peace that one can't quite replicate anywhere else in the world.





The Joy of a Mudroom


A place for everything and everything in it's place. A dedicated space for the items that come and go with you and a default space for automatic tidiness. And, it's a way to physically and mentally leave it all at the door. Leave your workbook, backpack, shoes that drug you through the day...leave it at the door. Your home should be your haven from the outside world.




The Joy of Natural Light


What is it about the sun that humans love so much? Oh, yeah, we need it! Vitamin D helps strengthen bones and regulate calcium levels, it can also boost your mood. So, let the sun shine in! And, you can't beat an East or South facing window in Houston, lets in the light without the scorching afternoon heat.






The Joy of a Long Shower


A bathroom is more than just a place to get clean. It can be a place to recharge. A place to start and end the day on a good note. Nothing feels better than washing away a bad day in a nice, long shower.









The Joy of a Place to Gather


Meal times are not a lost art. The dining table is a place for living. It's a library when one's studying, a game room for board game night, a conversation salon where you discuss the day over a home cooked meal, where you can show off your favorite recipes to friends, it's the heart of the home.






The Joy of a Place for Everything


Do you know what a tidy home gets you? More time for the people and things you love. It's why minimalism is such a draw: the fewer things you have, the fewer things you have to clean. Don't waste time or stress looking for things. In your own home, you're able to install what you need to build your space into the home you want longterm.





The Joy of a Back Yard


I truly believe nature is healing. And, maybe because our ancestors were all nomadic, having outdoor space to roam...even a little space...just feels so good. It's a place to interact with the world around you: butterflies, bumblebees, birds. It's a space to nurture (both your plants and your soul).






The Joy of a Front Porch


We are all too busy, the hustle and grind to survive in this world is all too real. A front porch is a magical place, a place to meet your neighbors and unplug and honestly...just watch the world go by. It's ok, and probably much needed, to just BE every once in a while.







These are a few things of what homeownership means to me. It's more than just four walls, it's a sanctuary, it's a feeling and it's a joy that should be accessible for all. If you have any questions about the homeownership process, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Bungalow Realty.


And, a big thank you to our model for today's post: 209 1/2 E. Woodland St., currently for sale: https://www.har.com/homedetail/209-e-woodland-st-1-2-houston-tx-77009/12183039?cid=mterrell


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