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The Most Appealing Aspects of Homeownership

The Most Appealing Aspects of Homeownership | Keeping Current Matters

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their first issue of the Housing Opportunities & Market Experience Survey (HOME). In the report, NAR revealed what Americans believe to be the most appealing aspects of homeownership.

Here is a graph showing the results:

The Most Appealing Aspects of Homeownership | Keeping Current Matters

It is interesting to see that the two most appealing aspects had nothing to do with money, but instead, addressed the non-financial benefits of homeownership.

Change in Home Sales by Price Range [INFOGRAPHIC]

Change In Home Sales By Price Range [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights: 

  • Home Sales are up year-over-year in the top 4 price ranges¬†and only slightly below last year’s numbers in a fifth.
  • A lack of distressed property inventory has led to a slow down in sales in the under $100K price range.
  • As home prices continue to rise, there will be fewer homes available for sale in the lower ranges.