It's ‘National Roof Over Your Head' Day!

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It's ‘National Roof Over Your Head' Day!


Thanks to Keeping Current Matters, we are reminded that each year in the United States, we celebrate National Roof Over Your Head Day on December 3rd.


Roof Over Your Head Day


As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that we take for granted and do not stop to appreciate how fortunate we are for having them.”


From bungalows to cottages, and farmhouses to treehouses, today we show our appreciation and gratitude for the places we call home. Owning the roof that shelters us is something many renters still aspire to, knowing there are so many financial and non-financial benefits to homeownership.


According to the 2019 State of the Nation's Housing from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University,


“Cost-burdened renters now outnumber cost-burdened homeowners by more than 3.0 million. In addition, renters make up 10.8 million of the 18.2 million severely burdened households that pay more than half their incomes for housing.”


Homeownership drives many benefits, including providing families with a place to feel secure. It also helps promote confidence that they are investing proactively in themselves and their communities. That is why there are 77.7 million owner-occupied housing units in the United States.


Many, however, fear it is too expensive to own a home. In reality, however, it's actually more expensive to rent. Here's the breakdown as a percentage of income necessary for both – affording median rent and owning a home:

National roof over your head day 2019




Today we pause to appreciate the places we call home, and all of the other reasons we have to be truly thankful. For those who don't own yet and would like to, it's a wonderful time to start identifying the steps to take toward homeownership. Let's connect today to begin creating your plan. Call or text (704) 491-3310


*Data and graphics provided by Keeping Current Matters (KCM)

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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

I am all for National Roof Over Your Head Day Debe Maxwell, CRS. That and National Cheeseburger day are two of my favorites! Jeff 

Dec 03, 2019 05:54 PM #1
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

It really is something to celebrate.  The privilege of having a roof over our heads is a blessing.

Dec 03, 2019 05:58 PM #2
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

Restrictive zoning laws prevent construction of moderately priced homes. Many politicians complaining about high prices and shortages live in these same communities that use zoning laws to restrict construction.

Dec 03, 2019 06:12 PM #3
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

LOL You and my hubby too, Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI! He never met a cheeseburger he didn't like!

Dec 03, 2019 07:30 PM #4
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We are truly blessed, Rose Mary Justice - very fortunate to have roofs over our heads!

Dec 03, 2019 07:31 PM #5
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

If that were the case in my area, I'd be moving! Thankfully we have a city/county who is proactive in making housing affordable, @Edward Gilmartin.

Dec 03, 2019 07:34 PM #6
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I know we are all thankful to have sturdy roofs over our heads.

Dec 03, 2019 11:33 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Debe.

In all of our almost 52 years of marriage bliss, we have only rented a property for about 6 months.  I remember after we sold our first place we netted 500.00.  It's been an uphill ride after that.

Dec 04, 2019 02:04 AM #8
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debe. The dream of homeownership is alive and well. In some parts of the country the price of entry is prohibitive. Enjoy your day!

Dec 04, 2019 05:33 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - I love that visual!  The numbers show that people should be looking to get into a home. Nice job.

Dec 04, 2019 06:49 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Home ownership continues to be the best pathway to develop family wealth.

Dec 04, 2019 07:15 AM #11
Cate Griffing
West Magnolia Charm - Maywood, NJ
Home Decor Blogger creating beautiful spaces

I am very thankful for the roof over my head. 

Dec 04, 2019 10:13 AM #12
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It's wonderful to remember how fortunate we are to have a roof over our head. Every city seems to have plenty of reminders from folks who don't sleep under a roof at night.  

On a more positive note, homeownership is still the best way to go for most people who want to build wealth and equity. 

Dec 05, 2019 08:33 AM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe shelter is one of the basic necessities, and no better shelter than one that is owned.

Dec 05, 2019 02:52 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe, I had no idea, I have been doing this finding a roof over year head business for 25 years, wish I had known there was a day like this:))Endre

Dec 05, 2019 10:58 PM #15
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Debe. Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Dec 06, 2019 08:18 AM #16
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Hi Debe Maxwell - I never knew that such a day existed, but I like it. I hope all is well with the Maxwell family and have a great Christmas.

Dec 07, 2019 09:25 AM #17
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we should never take homeownership for granted... it's too precious an thankful for what you have.... 

Dec 07, 2019 12:29 PM #18
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

LOL is it a government paid holiday, wow I never heard of this one but then again I just found out there is a National Donut Day!

Jan 05, 2020 05:26 PM #19
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thank you all for your comments and a Happy New Year to you all! 2020 is going to be one heck of a fantabulous year for homeowners!

Jan 07, 2020 03:15 PM #20
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