Came across this interesting survey...
"Attitudes About Home Ownership
According to a NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS survey of 3,793 adults conducted by Harris Interactive and released in January 2011, home owners and renters agree that home ownership benefits individuals and families, strengthens our communiites and is integral to our nation's economy.
Among the findings of NAR's "American Attitudes About Home Ownership" survey:
- The vast majority of both home owners and renters say that owning a home is a smart decision over the long term. Even in today's challanging economy, 95% of owners and 72% of renters believe that over a period of several years, it makes more sense to own a home.
- Home owners are much more likely to be satisfied with the quality of thier family and community life than renters. While more than half of owners (56%) are "very" or "extremely" satisfied with the overall quaility of their life, only about one-third (36%) of renters report the same levels of satisfaction. Also, 43% of home owners are "very" or "extremely" satisfied with their community life, compared to 30% of renters.
-An overwhelming majority of home owners are happy with their decision to own a home. A full 93% of owners surveyed would buy again.
-Most renters aspire to home ownership. The majority of renters (63%) say they are at least somewhat likely to purchase a home at some point in the future. Among them, young adults (18 to 24 year olds) have the strongest aspirations for home ownership. "
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