REPORT: Americans Would Rather Pay a Mortgage Than Rent (and Owning Makes Them Happier)

A recent study conducted by Bank of America titled “2019 Fall Homebuyer Insights Report” found out that most Americans are happier after buying a home and would rather pay a mortgage than wasting money in rent:

Here are the most eye-catching highlights from the report:

  • 93% of home buyers said owning a home makes them happier than renting did
  • 79% said becoming a home owner made them a better person
  • 89% of respondents said owning a home is a way to build lifelong memories with loved ones
  • 76% of homeowners pursued new hobbies after buying a home

Download the full report in PDF format here.

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