Owning a Home is Top Priority for 70% of Renters

Most Americans still believe that owning a home is a solid financial decision, and a majority of renters aspire to home ownership as a long-term goal. According to the 2011 National Housing Pulse Survey from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, 72% of renters surveyed said owning a home is a top priority for their future, up from 63% in 2010.

Realty Times: Low Mortgage Rates Holding On

There’s no doubt that current news trends are affecting all markets and the direction in which they are moving. This is true for mortgage rates as well. Freerateupdate.com’s daily survey of wholesale and direct lenders show that low mortgage rates are holding on to the current lows despite the mixed headlines regarding economic conditions both here and abroad.