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Social Benefits of Homeownership

By Michael Zuren, PhD Updated on 5/14/2014

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Owning a home does not necessarily make anyone a better or happier person. However, recent research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows notable correlations between social characteristics and owning a home that may point to the kind of stability homeownership is either capable of offering or with which ownership is simply commonly paired. 

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Homeowners tend to display greater community involvement, lower community crime rates, and higher educational achievement - as do their children. In the latter case, could correlation indicate causation? Please leave your comments below.

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Michael Zuren, PhD
I have 25 years experience in the mortgage banking industry. My experience includes the following loan types: (1) HomePath, (2) OHFA, (3) FHA 203k, (4) VA, and (5) USDA financing. I have been serving Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula counties in Northern Ohio... more

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