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February 21st, 2024 6:20 PM

Survey Reveals Americans Holding on to Dream of Homeownership Despite High Lending Rates


Despite challenging times in the housing market, the American Dream of owning a home is still alive, according to a recent survey. A majority of Americans think the dream is still achievable, though for many prospective buyers, it hinges on an interest rate drop to less than 6%.


Though the sentiment is generally shared across generations, for Millennials and Gen Z, there may be a little more flexibility, with nearly half (47%) of Millennials and 37% of Gen Z respondents stating they'd still buy a home if rates went above 8%. Although rates are not anticipated to go below 6.5% according to's 2024 Housing Forecast, research shows that every half percent drop in the mortgage rate reduces the monthly payment for the typical home for sale by $120, a savings of $1,400 per year and $43,000 over the life of a 30-year mortgage.

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Posted by Richard Binkowski on February 21st, 2024 6:20 PMPost a Comment

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