What’s your reason for wanting to own a home?


Owning a home, The American Dream…right? To millions of Americans, having a place to call our own is so desirable, and often a crowning moment in our lives.  But is it for practical reasons, like not wanting to “throw away” money by paying rent?  Is it wanting to have a place to build a more stable financial future?  Or maybe it’s more about feeling safe, settled in, and comfortable with our life and where we dwell?

One of our wonderful associate brokers, Cathy, shared a great post with me this week.  I found it quite interesting to learn that in a survey conducted by The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, the top 4 reasons respondents gave for wanting to own a home were more about feelings than finances.

Check out this post by Keeping Current Matters titled Home is Where the Heart Is to see the top 4 reasons to own a home cited by respondents to the survey.

Whatever YOUR top reasons are for wanting to own a home, rest assured that here at Vista Encantada Realtors, we stand ready to walk with you every step of the way in your quest for finding the home of your dreams!

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How does this make you feel?

This morning, when I saw the picture below on Realtor.com, I involuntarily erupted into laughter…partly the “Oh my! That’s A LOT of plaid” kind of laughter, and partly the “Aww, it’s so sweet!” kind of laughter.


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The “so sweet” reaction stems from my immediate association of this photo to one of my favorite photos of my dad…dressed in all his 1970’s matching plaid suit and tie glory…forever memorialized on his rookie FBI credential’s photo.  He was so young, so handsome, and so going a little overboard with a trendy style of the day!  For all 32 years of his career with the FBI, that photo remained his official ID.

Speaking of rookies…this is a fun and helpful article about 7 Decorating Mistakes Rookie Homeowners Make.  If you want to make sure your home is not associated with going a little too trendy like my dad’s photo ID, here’s some great decorating tips as well as creative advice on how to avoid going overboard on your budget, too!  Check out this link:

7 Decorating Mistakes Rookie Homeowners Make

Thanks for visiting us at Vista Encantada!  We are honored to be here for you.

-Mandy Herzog, Marketing

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Welcome Back to Vista Encantada!

For the past few months we’ve been working on a brand new site! This new version of Vista Encantada’s website will allow us to grow with you. It includes a new mapping feature that lets you view listings from Realtors all over central New Mexico who are members of the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors.

We’re excited to see you and look forward to working with you!

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