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52% See Home-Buying As Family’s Best Investment

While just over half of American adults still believe buying a home is a family’s best investment, very few would recommend selling a home in the current market.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 52% believe buying a home is a family’s best investment. That’s up just one point from last month, which tied the lowest result measured in two years. In February 2009, 73% felt this way.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

One in four adults (25%) does not believe a home is a family’s best investment. Another 23% are undecided.

Just 10% believe now is a good time for someone in their area to sell a house, down one point from last month. Three-out-of-four adults (75%) say now is not the time for someone in their area to be selling, while 15% are not sure.

Over the past year, the number of Americans who say now is good time to sell a house in their area has ranged from nine percent (9%) to 19%.

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 14-15, 2011 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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