Homebuilders’ survey: Home ownership still ranks high

According to Charlie Cook of the National Journal, the National Association of Home Builders had a survey done, and the result — much to the organization’s relief, you have to believe — is that the vast majority of voters still consider a home to be a good investment.

The May 3-9 telephone survey, conducted by Celinda Lake and Jonathan Voss of the Democratic polling firm Lake Research Partners and by Neil Newhouse and Robert Blizzard of the GOP outfit Public Opinion Strategies, found that 75 percent of voters believe “that owning a home is the best long-term investment they can make and is worth the risk of ups and downs in the housing market.”

You can read the full release about the survey at the NAHB’s site; here are some interesting findings:

  • 95 percent of the home owners said they are happy with their decision to own a home
  • Of non-homeowners, 73 percent said owning a home is one of their goals
  • 80% of home owners would advise a close friend or family member just starting out to buy a home

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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