I read a great article about Home Ownership in the Omaha area Board of Realtors June of 2011 edition of Focus called "Why Home Ownership Matters." It broke it down how it matters to people, to communities and to America.
The points in the article made prefect sense as to how home ownership effects so many different aspects. Home owners are happier and healthier; it's the best way to build long-term wealth, not to mention the mortgage interest and property tax deductions. It reduces crime and supports the upkeep of the neighborhood. Plus, we have probably all heard the advertisement that it pumps $60,000.00 into the economy for every house purchased. WOW! And it is the American Dream to own your own home and have a mortgage burning party when its all paid off. Certainly something to look forward to!
For more information see REALTOR.org/Homeownership or contact Landmark Group and speak with one of our experienced REALTORS®.
Source: Omaha Area Board of Realtors, Focus, June 2011