Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Homeownership no longer viewed as path to build wealth

From MarketWatch:

Nearly half of American adults who participated in a recent survey said they no longer believe that homeownership is a realistic way to build wealth, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling reported on Monday.

The findings, from a recent survey of about 1,000 people, run counter to the long-held perception that a home should be part of a person's financial strategy, the NFCC said.

"It had been considered the cornerstone of wealth building," said Gail Cunningham, spokeswoman for the NFCC. Homeownership had been a significant tool that most people felt was necessary to prepare for retirement, she said.

Sorry for the delay in posting. I was out of town last week and forgot to schedule some posts.


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