Most Renters Want to Own a Home; Lifestyle Changes Are Top Motivation to Buy

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
by Adam DeSanctis

WASHINGTON (February 7, 2018) — Despite weakening optimism from non-homeowners at the end of last year that now is a good time to buy, an overwhelming majority said they do want to own a home in the future and believe homeownership is part of their American Dream.

That is according to new consumer survey data from the National Association of Realtors®, which additionally found that non-homeowners’ lifestyle changes and improvements in their financial situation outweigh seeing their rent increase as the main motivators for deciding to buy a home.