Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Financesin which they collect data across all economic and social groups.
Some of the findings revealed in their report:
The average American family has a net worth of $81,200
Of that net worth, 61.4% ($49,856) of it is in home equity
A homeowner’s net worth is over 36 times greater than that of a renter
The average homeowner has a net worth of $194,500 while the average net worth of a renter is $5,400
There are many reasons why owning a home makes sense, the Fed study shows that owning is still a great way for families to build wealth in America.
Author:Dawn Borkowski Phone: 864-313-4608 Dated: February 9th 2015 Views: 342 About Dawn: ...
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