Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America during today’s inauguration ceremony. The oath of office itself is just a few short sentences, but the meaning and intent of that pledge goes much deeper than the words it contains.
So, I have to wonder whether we should have an “oath of home ownership”? A pledge and promise made at the settlement meeting (Charlotte NC real estate closing). A vow to, care for, take responsibility for, preserve, and maintain the house and an acknowledgement that the buyer is purchasing the property of their own free will.
Ok, buying real estate and being a homeowner aren’t exactly on par with being President of the United States but my point is that there’s still a level of responsibility and duty associated with being a homeowner. It’s not all about playing music as loud as you want and being able to decorate your very own living space (those are fun, just not all there is to owning a home).
While an “oath of home ownership” may seem silly, it still remains that buying and successfully owning a home is a responsibility and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. A house doesn’t come with a return receipt. Being a successful homeowner involves dedication and commitment, for the long term.
The reward for that commitment and dedication…..having a home to call your own, to create memories, enjoy with friends and family, tax benefits, and over the long term– building wealth.
When buying real estate in Charlotte NC, the closing attorney isn’t going to make you recite an oath of home ownership but it’s a promise you could choose to make to yourself….
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