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Home Ownership Matters

Home Ownership Matters

It’s more important than ever to support responsible home ownership.

  • The National Association of Realtors® estimates that one job is generated for every two home sales.  Using that ratio, 1,000 home sales generate 500 jobs.

  • Looking for information to share with clients or your community? The resources here—flyers, videos, and more—are designed to help REALTORS® and brokers communicate easily and effectively about the positive benefits of home ownership.

    New Brochure: The Field Guide to the Benefits of Home Ownership

    This brochure supports the 2011 Public Awareness Campaign's...

  • NAR recognizes the challenges of an attack on home ownership and, in response, launched the Home Ownership Matters campaign.

  • Over the course of eight months, NAR's 2011 Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour travelled through 33 states and visited more than 50 cities.

  • (Updated January 2013)

  • After travelling through 33 states and visiting more than 50 cities across the country, the National Association of Realtors® Home Ownership Matters Bus arrives in Anaheim, Calif., today for the Realtors® Conference & Expo here this week. The bus will be parked on the floor of the Anaheim Convention Center throughout the conference.

  • America needs strong housing policies that ensure a robust recovery and do not further weaken the nation’s housing market. That was one of several recommendations resulting from the bipartisan New Solutions for America’s Housing Crisis forum on October 4 and endorsed by the National Association of Realtors®.

  • Owning a home has had long-standing government support in the U.S. because homeownership benefits individuals and families, strengthens communities, and is integral to the nation’s economy, the National Association of Realtors® said in testimony today.

  • “Today, witnesses before the Senate Finance Committee were in complete agreement that now is not the time to make changes to the mortgage interest deduction. NAR is pleased that a range of witnesses testifying at the committee’s hearing on tax incentives for homeownership reinforced the message Realtors® have been delivering to Washington: do no harm."

  • We need to keep housing first on the nation’s public policy agenda, because housing and homeownership issues affect all Americans, and a housing recovery is necessary for the nation’s economic well-being.

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