The American Dream has at its core the idea of home ownership. The dream, according to CNBC-All-American Economic Survey, is being acknowledged more and more. 79% of Americans believe home ownership is the essential piece of the American dream. 69% of Americans think owning is more advantageous to renting. Home ownership is regaining the confidence it had in re-recession times.
“The housing numbers are all heading in the right direction,” reports Diana Olick for CNBC. “Home prices up, foreclosures down and, perhaps the most important, consumer confidence in housing is swelling.”
The one demographic that still seems to be the unknown element within the market is that of the first-time home buyers. There is a surge in first-timers looking for their first home, but they are highly dependent on their low down payment financing, and that may cause a plateau of actual home purchases. What are your predictions?