Home Ownership: The Right Move

According to the results of an NAR survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a substantial majority of home owners as well as renters agree that owning a home is a smart long-term decision. In fact, 95 percent of owners and 72 percent of renters believe that over a period of several years, it makes more sense to own a home.

Of those home owners surveyed, 93 percent are happy with their decision to own, and would buy again. The survey, American Attitudes About Homeownership, also reveals differences between owners and renters. More than half of home owners are “very” or “extremely” happy with the overall quality of their family life, while only one-third of renters reported the same. For more survey results, visit


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