We all want to be happy – whether it’s instant bliss or long-term happiness. Or better yet, instant bliss which turns into long-term happiness. According to research, happier people tend to be more sociable, likeable, healthy and productive. And guess what? When you’re in that state, you’re more likely to help other people, making them happier, too.
Home ownership provides a sense of security, equity and a nest egg for the future, and is a source of stability, control and happiness. Buying a home can definitely improve your life, resulting in increased happiness. Here’s how.
- OWNING A HOME WITHOUT GOING BROKE
By choosing an affordable housing option, a customised mortgage solution you can afford, and taking advantage of discounts or rebates on your associated costs, you can own a home without going broke.
Plus, a fixed-rate mortgage means your costs are predictable and more stable than rent.
2. THE SMELL OF HOME-COOKED MEALS
What’s better than the smell of a home-cooked meal? Maybe only chowing down with your favourite people and lots of laughs. Bask in the sweet, yummy floating smell that fills you with warmth and simultaneously makes your mouth water; those wafting smells of goodness that move beyond the kitchen and fill your home with, yup, happiness.
3. PROVIDING THE HOUSE THEY GROW UP IN
Providing a safe, secure environment for your children is critical to them being caring, goal-oriented, happy and successful. Give your children a home where they can take their first steps, learn their first words, do chores, learn your favourite recipes and create happy childhood memories that will shape their future. PLus, ‘mothering’ or ‘fathering’ on the job all day to provide for your little ones, isn’t it great to hear them excitedly shout ‘Daddy’s home!’ or ‘Mommy’s here’? Having those little arms thrown around you every evening makes the daily grind worth every minute.
4. OWNING THE NEW HANGOUT SPOT FOR THE CREW
Whether you’re watching the championship series, throwing a surprise party or hanging out ‘just cuz’, your new home is the place for a good time. Your spacious living room which seats your friends and their friends, that large flat screen you can all crowd around for the movie marathon. , and your kitchen counter which holds your favourite takeout make your place the most popular among your loved ones. The cost is low and the fun is high. Let the good times roll!