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January 26, 2015 at 11:03 AM #21388January 26, 2015 at 11:28 AM #782341scaredyclassicParticipant
I think what is implied is shame in renting.
Personally I’ve always been kind of proud just not to be homeless. Call me modest.January 26, 2015 at 12:40 PM #782342zkParticipant
I always thought it meant that the owners were proud of their place and that that pride showed in the way they kept the place: the way it was upgraded, maintained, landscaped, etc.
But I’ve been wrong about what phrases and idioms mean before. Which reminds me of a girl I work with who, as a youth, thought that “can’t make ends meet” was “can’t make Ends Meat,” which was an expensive meat.January 26, 2015 at 1:25 PM #782343The-ShovelerParticipant
They want more money than the house that just sold down the street.January 26, 2015 at 2:55 PM #782344EconProfParticipant
The real estate agent is selling something which is overpriced, but something you can be proud of owning for its appearance or location.January 26, 2015 at 6:11 PM #782345scaredyclassicParticipant
Pride of indebtedness.January 26, 2015 at 6:22 PM #782346no_such_realityParticipant
Pride of ownership means the sellers believe you’re desperate enough to own a home that you’ll be willing to fulfill their over inflated expectations of value.January 26, 2015 at 9:07 PM #782348EssbeeParticipant
So funny! I’m more like the first poster, and I assumed it meant something like, “It’s not very nice, but you can be proud to be owning something (anything) rather than continuing to rent.”January 29, 2015 at 5:23 PM #782426FlyerInHiGuest
[quote=zk]I always thought it meant that the owners were proud of their place and that that pride showed in the way they kept the place: the way it was upgraded, maintained, landscaped, etc.
I think that’s what it means. But the phrase is so overused that it’s become meaningless.
There is something to be said about “pride of ownership”. If you look at various developments build around the same time, you can see the difference in curb appeal depending the neighborhood. Some people do lack “pride of ownership” and don’t care.January 30, 2015 at 5:19 AM #782429birmingplumbParticipant
Lets say on the extreme end of the scale would be the Amish in Shipshewanna – my wife just spent a week there with her gal cousins exploring and their farm houses are always freshly painted and manicured grounds.March 3, 2015 at 2:22 PM #783440phasterParticipant
“pride of ownership” = a nonsensical “marketing” phrase
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