Survey: 84 percent of Americans think homeownership is good financial decision

The National Association of REALTORS® released the results of its 2017 Housing Pulse Survey Wednesday, and the majority of Americans surveyed believe buying a home is a good financial decision, helping to create safe, secure and stable environments.

Specific findings include:

  • 84 percent of Americans believe buying a home is a good financial decision;
  • 44 percent of Americans believe affordable housing is a “very big” or “fairly big” problem;
  • Six in 10 Americans are concerned about the cost to buy a home or high rent prices in their area; and
  • Family, friends, REALTORS® and banks are the most trusted sources for buying a home or property.

Read the press release or executive summary.


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