NWITimes states that 75% of people polled recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) prefer home ownership. This is true even given perceived risks and market fluctuations. 95% of those who identified themselves as current home owners said they are happy with their decision to own a home. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) points out that renting is not a good long term strategy for financial stability and independence. Both organizations point to the demand for and logic of ownership vs. renting, as better for people and the economy.
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