Homes condos Montgomery Md Rockville Gaithersburg Germantown, Short sale foreclosure expert: The American Dream gone? No, Homeownership still perceived by many as a good idea!

The American Dream gone? No, Homeownership still perceived by many as a good idea!


Bye, Bye to The American Dream? No Way!

Bye, Bye To The American Dream? No Way!

Despite another lackluster year for real estate, 80% of homeowners still plan to buy again and 59% of renters still aspire to own their own homes.  

By the Trulia Insights Team September 20, 2011

Twice a year, we ask people across the U.S. (through an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive) If homeownership is still part of their personal American Dream along with a few other questions about the obstacles that are keeping them from buying at this time.

So what did our Fall 2011 survey tell us? To give you the inside scoop, we put together an infographic to help us walk though all the key findings. Let’s get started…

 Survey Says: American Dream (of Homeownership) is Alive and Well

This past year has been filled with a series of unfortunate events – from the economy hovering on the edge of another  recession and a lackluster real estate market to politics that are making politics that are making people second guess their 2008 vote.  

Given everything that has happened, it’s only natural to assume that fewer people would say buying a home is a good idea, right? Surprisingly, this is not the case.   Read More>



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Comment balloon 2 commentsRick Reed • December 19 2011 09:31PM


Food shelter and clothing. How can anyone say housing is going away? Its not only 1 of the big 3 its the most affordable its been in over 5 decades! Many thousands now have an opportunity to buy that could have never done so if the events did not bring in tis incredible opportunity.


I will say NOW is the time!!!

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) almost 7 years ago

Many will DELAY homeownership until they are out of school and settled.  I am seeing this with medical residents in our area for 2 to 3 years - they used to buy and now they are renting until they relocate to their final site of their medical practice or employment.

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) almost 7 years ago