The Butler’s Pantry Is Back in Style

A butler’s pantry could be a strong selling point for your listing. These spaces are often used as staging areas for meal prep and typically include a countertop and cabinets for storing tableware, dishes, serving pieces, and other items. More upscale butler’s pantries may include a dishwasher, … [Read more...]

4 of 5 Americans Rate Housing a Good Investment

The majority of Americans say that owning a home is a good investment, according to a new poll of more than 2,800 registered voters commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders. Read more: Home Ownership Rate Finally Makes Gains "The survey shows that most Americans believe that … [Read more...]

Home ownership builds wealth, offers stability

The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtorsrevealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are: They want the opportunity to build equity. They want a stable and safe environment. Building … [Read more...]

Obstacles to Homeownership: Perceived or Real?

Yesterday, we discussed the belief Americans have in homeownership and their desire to partake in this piece of the American Dream. We also discussed some of the obstacles preventing them from attaining that goal. However, studies have shown that that many of the obstacles mentioned are perceived, … [Read more...]

Study Again Finds Homeownership to be a Better Way of Producing Wealth

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: Is it better to rent or buy a home in today’s … [Read more...]

Minority Home Ownership Rates Are Rising

Minority home ownership rates are showing signs of improvement for the first time since 2007, and they are likely to see significant growth in the coming decades. Indeed, forecasters predict that more than three-quarters of household growth from 2010 to 2020 will be from minorities. From 2020 to … [Read more...]

Home Ownership Still part of the American Dream!

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released the first edition of their Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (H.O.M.E.). NAR explained that the report covers: “…core topics that will be tracked on a monthly basis such as views on housing as a good financial … [Read more...]

Why Hispanic Home Ownership Is Falling

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Hispanics make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population but they are increasingly struggling to break into home ownership. Some real estate industry officials are blaming it on current lending scoring models for posing too big of a … [Read more...]

Study: Home Ownership Linked to Happiness

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Home ownership can lead to higher levels of well-being, according to data from the OECD Better Life Index, which gauges the quality of life worldwide by factoring in such things like housing, jobs, civic engagement, health and safety. Read more: … [Read more...]

Homeownership Creates Family Wealth

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Matthew Rognlie, from the Department of Economics at MIT, recently released a paper: Deciphering the Fall and Rise in the Net Capital Share. One of the major findings of the report is that homeownership is and has been for the last fifty years a … [Read more...]