Home invokes a sense of warmth and belonging. Yet rarely will you spend your whole life in one home. Rather, it is more likely that you will find home in a number of places. In fact, as you grow older, you’ll understand that home is not merely a physical place but a state of mind.
The first place you’ll call home is the house you grew up in as a child. You lived here from when you were a small baby learning to talk and walk, to an age where you felt like you were finally becoming an adult. This is where you and your siblings played and fought together while growing up. You have many memories here, of family meals, friends coming over and relatives visiting.
The second time you’ll feel at home is when you go off to college. Living far away from home, you’ll find it strange to share a dormitory full of strangers. You’ll wonder what they put in cafeteria food, and how people you’ll meet literally come from all walks of life. If you’re lucky, you and your roommate will hit it off instantly. In time, you will make enough friends to feel like you are part of a bigger community, and involve yourself in a variety of adventures. You’ll realize that learning is a lifelong process that doesn’t stop in the classroom.
The third time you’ll find home is when you get yourself an apartment. Finally, a place to call your own! With feelings of independence and freedom, you’ll feel as though you’ve finally made it. Now that you’re employed, you have to face the realities of the real world. It may be a tiny place with its own share of quirks, but it is yours and no one can take that sense of ownership away from you.
The fourth time happens when you finally buy a house for yourself. You’re a full-fledged adult now. You don’t rent anymore because you have saved up enough money to buy a place for yourself. Maybe you’ve decided to buy a house in Burnaby, because Vancouver was too expensive. Either way, you’ll be dealing with real estate brokers and finally understanding what property taxes and mortgages are. This is the your dream home, the one that you’ve foreseen yourself living in throughout your growth. Chances are, this home is where you and your spouse will live in and it is where you will create new memories.
Your dream may not be that far out of reach. For more information on any of our Burnaby real estate listings please feel free to contact me or my team.