Video: Next Generation Home Ownership

by HOM Editor

For as long as most of us can recall, the American Dream, the ability of every U.S. citizen to achieve success and prosperity through hard work and determination, has involved homeownership. But homeownership is more than just an individual goal, it benefits us as communities and, indeed, as a nation.

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Stories about home ownership in America

Iowa REALTORS® Fight For Home Savings Accounts

For some time, parents have been able to save money for their children’s education through tax-favorable 529 accounts. Now, the Iowa Association of REALTORS® is fighting to give similar benefits to first time home buyers. “With home prices slowly risin …

REALTORS® Help Nevada Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

During the recession, Nevada’s housing market was hit particularly hard. The Nevada Association of REALTORS® is happy to report that the market has been steadily improving. Home prices across the state have been rising rapidly since 2012. Today’s media …

Maryland REALTORS® Promote Home Savings Accounts

There is no question that buying a home is expensive. Although a monthly mortgage payment may be reasonable, and may be no more than a family might pay to rent a home, buyers have to come up with cash for a down payment and for closing costs. The Maryl …

Maine REALTORS® Help Demystify Home Buying

Buying a home can be an intimidating process. A home is the most expensive purchase most people will ever make. The process is complicated, with stacks of papers to read and sign, and rules to follow at every step. To help make the process of buying a …

Virginia REALTORS® Promote First-Time Homebuyer Accounts

The first-time homebuyer savings account is a unique way to allow parents, grandparents and other relatives to help family members save for their first home.

St. Louis REALTORS® Promote Diversity in Home Ownership

The St. Louis Association of REALTORS® is committed to making its city a welcoming and affordable place to live for all people. Home buyers and home sellers benefit from the association’s many programs and resources and dedication to the community. Eve …

Oregon REALTORS® Improve Vets’ Access to Housing

The Oregon Association of REALTORS® is continuing a strong history of supporting affordable housing opportunities in their state.

Atlanta REALTORS® Help Veterans Buy Dream Homes

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® has been helping veterans to own the homes of their dreams by working to remove a common obstacle veterans have faced in the home-buying process. REALTOR® Maura Neill, a member of the ABR, brought the issue to the attenti …

Sioux Falls REALTORS® Offer Education for Buyers, Sellers

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is seeing increasing growth as its growing healthcare-services and credit-card-processing industries and the state’s absence of personal income taxes continue to draw new residents. In response, the REALTORS® Association of t …

Portland REALTORS® Take Direction From Consumers’ Preferences

Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® helped fund and develop a regional consumer preference study on housing. The Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area is growing fast. Its population is expected to increase from its current 1.9 million to 2.9 …

Wyoming REALTORS® Help Pass State’s First Fair-Housing Law

For the first time, Wyoming will have a law prohibiting discrimination in the rental, sale and financing of homes when the state’s new Fair Housing Act goes into effect on July 1, 2015. The new law was enacted thanks in large part to the efforts of the …

Des Moines REALTORS® and Foundation Support Housing Efforts

Members of the Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS® support their communities through a charitable foundation that funds efforts to provide and improve housing opportunities.

Salt Lake REALTORS® Work to Protect Affordable Housing

Salt Lake City REALTORS® recently commissioned two studies to help its promotion of affordable housing Affordable housing brings the benefits of homeownership to a wide range of families. The Salt Lake Board of REALTORS® believes that housing options s …

Billings REALTORS® Forge Relationship With Local Government

The quality of life in any community is enhanced when all of the stakeholders work together. The Billings Association of REALTORS® works with many groups to advance our common goal: the best interests of Billings-area homeowners and residents.

Portland REALTORS® Carry Forward Consumers’ Preferences

Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® helped fund and develop a regional consumer preference study on housing. The Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area is growing fast, with the population expected to increase from its current 1.9 million to 2. …

South Dakota REALTORS® and Partners Inform Rural Buyers, Owners

Agriculture is an important part of life in South Dakota. Although large industrial farms are replacing small family-owned farms, many home buyers in the state prefer rural life. The South Dakota Association of REALTORS® is making efforts to help rural …

North Carolina REALTORS® Work to Keep Homeowners Insurance Affordable

Virtually all mortgage companies require homebuyers to purchase homeowners insurance. However, that insurance can be expensive. The North Carolina Association of REALTORS® has made affordable homeowners insurance a priority. Through its past and contin …