We've recently become property owners again, having bought a condo in Beantown. W attends college there & with the high rentals we figured we would use the opportunity to invest in something Stateside before the property prices take off. As it was, the market was already in a frenzy in many of the larger cities in the US with bidding wars & property selling for higher than asking prices.
Anyway, we looked, we found & we did. We finally have a Home. It's strange how owning something we can call our own makes me feel good. We have been "homeless" for several years now, having sold our previous property in Singapore when we decided that we would probably not go back there again. And here in HK, with the property prices one of the highest in the world, it is impossible to even dream of owning even a small apartment (not that I would want to make this our permanent home anyway).
Both our boys are happy that there is, at least, somewhere, they can call Home. Small as it is, it's a place we can direct our mail to without having to impose on the convenience of a relative. It's somewhere where, when filling out forms, I can write down a permanent address and home phone number without thinking twice.
It feels good.