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    Home has a different meaning for each of us.

    Today I saw a post on Facebook of some of my friends welcoming their husband and father home from deployment. That picture summed up the true meaning of home for me. I know he hasn’t felt “at home” for his months of deployment and I know his family didn’t feel “at home” with him gone.

    An online dictionary defines home as; the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. Residence, house, apartment, flat, bungalow, cottage are all synonyms for home.

    How about the term “American Dream?” This term is credited to historian James Truslow Adams in 1931. In one of the worst years of the Depression, when few people could afford the luxury of buying a book, The Epic of America was a spectacular best seller; as it reaffirmed American’s hopes and aspirations. This message of hope, coming in the midst of the Depression, not only sold the book, it sold the phrase as well. “The American Dream” quickly became a catch phrase.

    Adams defined it as “that American dream of a better, richer, and happier life for all our citizens of every rank,” and again as “the hope of a better and freer life, a life in which a man might think as he would and develop as he willed,” and yet again as “a new dynamic hope of rising and growing, of hewing out for themselves a life in which they would not only succeed as men but be recognized as men, a life not only of economic prosperity but of social and self-esteem.”  American Heritage

    According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of the American dream isa happy way of living that is thought of by many Americans as something that can be achieved by anyone in the U.S. especially by working hard and becoming successful.

    Keeping Matters Current recently summed up the findings from Hearth’s 2017 State of the American Dream report which showed that Americans still see homeownership as an imperative part of the American Dream. The report confirmed that “all generations–including millennials–agree homeownership is very important to achieving the American Dream.

    Regardless of your definition of home, at RE/MAX Capitol Properties, we believe in the American Dream and the value of home ownership. Whether you need a trusted adviser to help you understand the process and guide you through the steps; or you are ready to start looking at homes for sale in Cheyenne, we are here. We are here to help Welcome you Home!

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