What Do Homeowners Say About Homeownership?

Many people still believe that owning a home is the way to acquire wealth for retirement.  However I have a few caveats:

  1. You will have to find a home and stay there for a long time.  Hopping around will not work in a slowly appreciating market.  (Slow = what it used to be. No more get rich quick)
  2. No home equity loans to buy toys. If you take out a loan on the home’s equity improve the home with it!
  3. Use a Realtor® who knows the area and the market you desire.  And if you need information, go to him or her as a good source.  Any Realtor worth their salt will talk to you about their area with no obligation intended.

Read on…….From the Article:

There is no shortage of experts that want to let us know how Americans feel about owning a home after the collapse of the residential market in the last five years. They MUST be devastated. They MUST feel trapped like prisoners in their own homes. They MUST be sorry they ever bought the house. These assumptions seem logical at times and can occasionally be supported by anecdotal evidence.

However, we want to go to the only people who truly understand how homeowners feel – the homeowners themselves. There have been three major surveys done this year that can shed light on the issue:

The National Housing Survey

This survey conducted by Fannie Mae showed:

* 96% of all homeowners said home ownership has been a positive experience.

* 64% consider buying a home as a safe investment. Buying a home was considered safer than buying stocks by over three times the number of people (64% vs 17%).

The top four reasons to buy:

1. It means having a good place to raise children and provide a good education

2. You have a physical structure where you and your family feel safe

3. It allows you to have more space for your family

4. It gives you control over what you do with your living space (renovations  updates)

American Attitudes About Home Ownership

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I'm All About Real Estate And I Know The Desert! After 14 years of selling, I better!   When selecting a Realtor or real estate agent, a thorough knowledge of the community, strong negotiation skills, and a commitment to excellent service are all skills you’ll want on your side of the table. Experience counts!

 With great experience as a Palm Springs Realtor and extensive knowledge as a Realtor servicing Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, La Quinta, and Indio, I help both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. I will work tirelessly on your behalf by being available to you when you need me to answer questions, provide information or ensure our deal is progressing smoothly; by having a solid team ready to take care of any need or request that comes our way and by providing any resource necessary to make your transaction trouble free. Sellers—I am committed to selling your home or property in a timely fashion and at the highest possible price. If you are interested in receiving a free home valuation, I encourage you to fill out my free Home Valuation Form or check out my Dream Home Finder at www.RonJesser.com Buyers—I will work with you to find your ideal home at your ideal price. Let’s narrow down what you are looking for, so we can begin the home showing process and get you a closer look at what these communities have to offer. No matter what it takes, your next home buying or home selling experience will be an enjoyable and successful one because I will be doing the work for you. And by working tirelessly on your behalf, as a team we will make your next home buying or home selling experience an enjoyable and successful one. 
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