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SOCIAL BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP

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SOCIAL BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP


By: Michele MooreThe California Association of Realtors infographic on “The Social Benefits of Homeownership”.  When you purchase a home in a community, you are putting down “roots” and have a vested interest in the community that you call home.   This leads to success in education, increased civic participation, and health benefits.  And, you should feel a sense of pride in what you have accomplished!SocialBenefitsOfHomeownershipjpg

EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS

  • Children of homeowners tend to have higher achievement levels in math and reading
  • They also tend to have fewer behavior problems
  • Teens whose parents own homes are more likely to stay in school

CIVIC PARTICIPATION

  • Homeowners vote more
  • Homeowners spend more hours volunteering
  • Homeowners know more people in their neighborhood

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • New home owners report higher quality of life
  • Higher self esteem
  • Higher feeling of control over their lives
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Shirley Henderson

Being transplanted into the little town of Easley in 1969,from Ohio was a great shocker. So,I guess you could say I'm a Half Breed Southern. I’ve really enjoyed the people and the quietness of the a....

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