"My neighborhood is on the route to his house."
Translation:Mi barrio está en la ruta hacia su casa.
"For how you feel and where you are, always use the verb 'estar'" A mnemonic we learned in school.
It does but there is a difference in the usage. Hogar is more emotional, like "home is where the heart is". It even comes from the word "hearth" or "fireplace". It evokes a feeling of family. Casa is more commonly used with location or direction. http://spanish.about.com/od/translationsfromenglish/a/words-for-home.htm
This helped me understand: http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/100040/ser-and-estar
Thank you. Does using "a" always mean that something is going directly to something else then instead of in the direction of?
Both 1 and 3 say the exact same thing. The word su is moved down to the second line on 3.