Social benefits of homeownership

How being a home owner benefits your life

Owning a home is more than just making a financial investment — it’s also about investing in your family’s social benefits. The infographic below from sums it up well; being a homeowner provides:

  • Educational success — statistically children of homeowners have higher achievement in reading and math, fewer behavior problems, and are more likely to stay in school
  • Community involvement — you’re more likely to be civically involved, know your fellow neighbors, and volunteer your time
  • Health benefits — homeowners overall have a higher quality of life, healthier self-esteem, and feel more in control of their lives

Social Benefits of homeownership

This infographic was on California Association of Realtors’ website here, via NAR’s 2012 study “Social Benefits of Home Ownership and Stable Housing“.


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