It's National Homeownership Month in June and here's Reason #2 why you should own your own home:
Owning A Home Motivates You To Be A Better Citizen
And Be More Involved In Civic Activities
Studies about the impact of homeownership on citizenship and involvement in local communities have indicated that:
Homeowners are 1.28 times more likely to become involved in neighborhood groups and 1.32 times more likely to join a civic association than renters.
Homeowners are 65% more likely to vote in local elections versus 54% for renters (although some studies have indicated a 69% to 44% ratio). It would seem natual that homeowners would be more concerned about local affairs and get involved in community issues to maintain/improve their property values.
Homeowners are more knowledgeable about environmental issues and more likely to recycle than renters.
- Homeowners have a greater sense of belonging to their communities, which increases their activity in community groups.
If you are considering purchasing a home in the Charlotte metro area, I would love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to prove to you that:
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