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I am lamenting the fact that it is now commonplace to use the word ‘home’ when the word ‘house’ is more appropriate

I am lamenting the fact that it is now commonplace to use the word ‘home’ when the word ‘house’ is more appropriate in reference  to the inspection of structures. ‘Home’ was used 16 times in Jacob Zinn’s recnet piece; ‘house’ was used twice.

I blame the real estate industry for switching ‘house’ for ‘home’ in an effort to take the chill off an inanimate object when persuading buyers and I am disappointed to see that it has stuck. ‘Home’ is what its residents make. A house, among other things, is what construction workers build, what real estate agents sell and what inspectors check for deficiencies. A house is generally made into a home.

Curmudgeonly yours,

JoAnne Drew

Saanich

 

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