Guest post and photo from Melinda Schnare

I had a conversation the other day about the real estate market and home sales. It was told to me that buyers looking for homes are questioning affordability.

I could not have disagreed more. I listen closely when I help guide buyers and what I hear now more than ever is that they want a home that will support and foster a healthy, meaningful lifestyle.

Purchasing a home should be a thoughtful process. What I am I talking about is this: People are basing their decision to buy a home on how it meets their need for connection, privacy and ease.

Think about how a family moves through and lives in a home. Does the floor plan layout encourage conversation with one another and allow for solitude when needed? Just as important as stainless steel appliances is our ability to find peace through light-filled rooms, rocking chairs on a screened porch or outdoor herb and flower gardens.

People are affected by space emotionally. So whether you discover that sidewalks are important for walking you and your dog or rooms painted with soothing colors are something you would take solace in, take the time to find what is right for you.

You’ll know it when you see it. And you’ll know it is where you belong.

Schnare is a real estate agent with RLAH Real Estate

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Home and that Sense of Belonging

Home and that Sense of Belonging

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
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