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Home Ownership Matters

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

  • The National Association of Realtors® commends President Obama for pledging to assist homeowners and the struggling housing market, because restoring the health of the housing market is critical for the nation’s economic recovery.

  • NAR commends President Obama for his remarks in support of homeowners and the struggling housing market during tonight’s State of the Union address. As leading advocates for homeownership, REALTORS® know that restoring the health of the housing market is the only way to achieve a broader economic recovery.

  • 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.

  • Home ownership provides many benefits to the family, children, and the community, such as increased education, lower teen-age pregnancy rate, and a higher lifetime annual income.

  • 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.


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