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Editor: Stephen Clowney
Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Renting the American Dream

Richard Florida looks at the how the appeal of renting versus homeownership has changed since 2008:

A majority of Americans also say home ownership has lost its economic allure as an investment for the future. Nearly seven in 10 Americans (69 percent) report that "it is less likely for families to build equity and wealth through homeownership today compared with two or three decades ago." Most of all, three in five adults (61 percent) believe that "renters can be just as successful as homeowners in achieving the American Dream." This sentiment was felt among more than half of home owners (59 percent) and more than two-thirds (67 percent) of renters.

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