The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) took a National Survey in May 2011 that showed that Americans look beyond the immediate housing market and see the lasting value of homeownership. The survey found the following:
- 80% of homeowners polled would advise a close friend or family member to buy a home.
- 73% of non-homeowners polled said they have a goal to buy one.
- 74% of all respondents said owning a home is as important as being successful at their job or being able to pay for a family member’s education.
- 75% of all respondents said owning a home is still the best long-term investment that can be made.