49% Say Buying a Home is Best Investment for Families
Just about half of Americans think buying a home is a good investment, while the belief that now is a good time to sell a home remains steady.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of American Adults say buying a home is the best investment most families can make. This is down slightly from December but is in line with findings in regular surveys throughout 2012 and 2013. An all-time high of 67% felt that way in May 2009. Twenty-seven percent (27%) now feel a home is not a family’s best investment, while 24% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 11-12, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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