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Most Americans share a common dream of home ownership, and people in Tarrant and Johnson counties are no different. Purchasing a new or existing home involves much more than just putting a roof over your family’s heads. Home buying positively affects everything from individual physical health and well-being to local and national economic health.
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) president Ron Phipps recently testified before Congress about the importance of sustainable home ownership, urging that any public programs or financial incentives should avoid jeopardizing a housing and economic recovery.
“Home ownership is a pillar of our economy; our research suggests that home sales in this country generate more than 2.5 million private-sector jobs in an average year. For every two homes sold, a job is created,” Phipps said. Owning a home remains one of the best ways for individuals to build long-term wealth, he added.
Recent surveys confirm that home ownership positively impacts many aspects of life, including relationships, education, parenting, community, crime prevention and civic leadership. Here are just a few examples:
- Home owners move less often than renters, promoting a stable learning environment for children and improving their level of education.
- Home owners spend more on home improvement, which leads to nicer neighborhoods and improved property values.
- With their significant financial stake in the value of their homes, owners do more to deter crime in their neighborhoods.
- Home owners get involved in community activities and groups, showing more devotion to civic duty than renters.
- In one study, people who recently became home owners reported higher life satisfaction, higher self-esteem, and higher perceived control over their lives.
- Home owners also enjoy better physical and psychological health, according to research.
The 2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report shows that 53 percent of first-time home buyers were primarily motivated by the desire to own a home. Low mortgage rates, rising incomes and stable prices also spurred them to action. One third of first-time buyers decided to buy a home when they did because homes were most affordable at that time.
Buying a new or existing home in North Texas promises even greater return on your investment once you realize the positive impact it has on the local economy. Home ownership creates jobs for remodelers, landscapers, hardware stores, home improvement retail stores and more. In fact, statistics show that every home purchase generates approximately $60,000 of economic activity in the area.
Prospective home buyers can find great deals on properties in Tarrant and Johnson counties and beyond from Shelley Green and The Green Team of Keller Williams Realty. We’ll show you the benefits of ownership and of becoming a valued customer of our service-oriented real estate team. Let us know how we can help locate your dream home in North Texas today by calling 817-988-8664, or contact The Green Team online.