A survey by The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of homeownership along with the social benefits. Click on the graphic above to see  homeownership matched up against other investments in 2015. It includes a chart that compares its return on investment against precious metals and the stock market last year.  We think you will be surprised, and then you will call OWN THIS HOME TEAM for help with ALL of your real estate needs!