What does “Home” mean to you? A recent interview with a group of Millennials at a coffee shop (which shall remain nameless, eh hem… S*******s), gave me a brief insight into how the newest generation of homeowners think about the most sacred of dwellings…

The first word that came up was comfort. The need to feel safe and a sense of belonging is a basic want of every generation, really, but certainly of this demographic, in particular. In a day and age where the microscope of social media and public opinion is so prevalent, finding room to just exist in peace is paramount. Other adjectives that rose to the top were: relaxation, love, memories, things- pictures, colors, people…

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For me, someone who moved more in the first 18 years of life than most people do in their entire lives, home is when Mom put the duck statue on the bookcase… The same duck that she and Dad were forced to buy at an exorbitant price in the early ’80s because my younger brother and I were horsing around in an upscale furniture store- That duck now rests on my own bookcase since her passing in October of last year. He found his new home…

I guess I’ll pose the same question to you: What does home mean to you? And an even better question would be, what would you do to achieve it?

-Celeste Bates | DRE#01972962 |916.580.7464 |CafeRealtor@gmail.com

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