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Why Home Ownership Matters

A number of research studies have shown that home ownership provides social and societal benefits. Not only is home ownership one of the best ways to build long-term wealth, providing resources for a more comfortable retirement, but it also fosters an immeasurable sense of community and stability vital to growing families.

NAR’s “Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing” report reveals that home owners are happier and healthier. They tend to vote more, volunteer more and contribute more to their neighborhoods.  Home owners do not move as frequently as renters, which encourages more neighborhood stability, and children of home owners are  more likely to participate in organized activities and spend less time in front of the television.

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Get the facts… Talk to home owners in your area about their personal investment in the community. Do they feel more involved now that they own property in the community? How has their perspective changed since they became home owners?