We often promote homeownership over renting when a family is ready, willing and able to purchase. Click on the graphic above to read about both financial and non-financial benefits to owning a home of your own. Based on the headlines in the article, many news outlets agreed with us after they reviewed a recent report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and Enterprise Community Partners.  The study states that the number of households spending 50% or more of their income on rent is expected to rise by over 10% in the next decade.  Check out the article (you can even download the whole report from there), and then call OWN THIS HOME TEAM for help with ALL of your real estate needs!