Home ownership has long been touted as the way to real wealth....however with the last 3 years of a tumbling economy it has shaken many of our beliefs ...
Home ownership does continue to offer many benefits and joys. Tax benefits are 1 of the benefits , however its not the only one.
I personally look at my home not as an investment or tax benefit - I look to it as my home and haven away from the stresses of life - we enjoy the maintenance and required upkeep not as a negative but as something we do together as a family. If you look back to our parents time and take a minute to remember the pride that they took in the homes that we grew up in we may learn a thing or 2.
Lets bring it back to being a home - become involved in your neighborhood, meet your neighbors - and as always SHOP LOCAL!