4 polls on homeownership: A positive experience

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Buying and a house should be a happy occurance. A place to make your own and make your memories, and in time, make wealth – although building wealth is not WHY people buy homes.  In these times when homeowning has become a stressor for some who are underwater in their mortgage or facing foreclosure, it is important to note that most still feel that owning a home is:

– A positive experience (95% of homeowners polled in Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey 2011)

– The American Dream (88% of those polled in New York Times & CBS News survey 2011)

– Owning a home is the best long term investment (81% of those polled in Pew Research Center survey 2011)

– Now is a good time to buy a home (69% of those polled Gallop Poll 2011)


We believe now is a good time to get into a home at low prices and low cost. The price of the home is one thing – the cost another.  Interest rates will be an ongoing cost of holding a mortgage and they are so low now that you will save thousands on the ongoing costs of owning a home compared to buying at a time with higher rates.


If you have a stable job and good credit and the desire to be a homeowner, please check out real estate for sale in Wisconsin at firstweber.com.  If you need to sell first to move up (or downsize), make sure your home is priced right from the very start.  Here are nine tips about what sells homes that you may find valuable. What you may sell your home for may be less than in recent years, yet what you can buy for your money is more.  See what is available in your price range at firstweber.com.  You can also see what homes in your neighborhood have sold for to get an idea of what to expect.


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