The American Dream has always been classified as an aspiration to own your own piece of real estate.” Brian Buffini


Homeownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream. In this episode, Brian explains why real estate has been the making of him in his career, as a provider for his family and as a primary source of investment. Topics discussed include why people’s homes were their refuge during the COVID-19 pandemic, why owning is better than renting and why, for many people, the mortgage interest write-off could be the difference between being a renter and being an owner.

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  • Why homeownership increases personal wealth and well-being.
  • Why homeownership promotes stronger families and neighborhoods.
  • Why homeownership is good for the economy.



Episode 124,Getting the Mortgage Monkey Off Your Back



“Food, shelter and clothing are the three predominant needs of humanity and owning a home answers one of those.” Brian Buffini

“The house of everyone is to him as his castle and fortress.” Edward Coke

“Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are all loved, and where we can love.” Marvin J. Ashton

“As an immigrant, I didn’t feel like I belonged in America until I owned a home.” Brian Buffini

“A house is made with walls and beams. A home is made with love and dreams.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Having a home and buying real estate, even buying investment real estate, is a phenomenal goal to set your mind on, and a great set of goals to have as the end to which all your efforts are directed.” Brian Buffini

“There’s something permanent, and something extremely profound in owning a home.” Kenny Guinn

“90 percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” Andrew Carnegie

“Buy real estate; they stopped making it.” Mark Twain

“Can a home buy you happiness? No, it can’t. But can it contribute to your happiness? Absolutely.” Brian Buffini

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth both financial affluence and emotional security.” Suze Orman

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” Confucius

“Buy real estate, hold it and then buy some more.” Brian Buffini

“If you don’t own a home, buy one. If you own a home, buy another one. And if you own two homes, buy a third, and lend your relatives the money to buy a home.” John Paulson

“Owning a home is a magical thing. And it’s the magic I hope that you currently are participating in.” Brian Buffini

“Real estate has provided me with the income to go pursue the gifts God’s given me to go help as many people as I can. I owe that to real estate.” Brian Buffini

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