The National Association of Realtors published a report I read recently. The report was interesting, because it was similar to a "Readers Digest" condensed version of a number of studies by other professional academia individuals touching on the subject of home ownership.
I found the report interesting partly because the report wasn't NAR propaganda; it wasn't written to necessarily sell more homes, but from the perspective of education, family values and gaining community strength and more knitted neighborhoods.
In short, the study said there are major benefits to home ownership, besides the obvious roof over you head, the tax advantages and the historic fact that your financial net worth will probably increase over time.
The High Points were:…