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...]

Homeownership is the “American Dream” for a Reason

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome There have been some who have voiced doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part of the “American Dream”. A recent study by Merrill Lynch puts that doubt to rest. According to their research, … [Read more...]

5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome #lebanoncountypa #berkscountypa #schuylkillcountypa - www.bobwert.com Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research … [Read more...]

A Home Owner’s Net worth is 36 times greater than a Renter

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. Every three … [Read more...]

Quotes on Home Ownership

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome #lebanonpa 2014 American Express Spending & Saving Tracker “About two-thirds (65%) of homeowners say they are confident they would get the asking price for their home if they were to put it on the market today (up from 40% in … [Read more...]