Today kicks off National Homeownership Month

National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his proclamation:

“Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream…A home provides shelter and a safe place where families can prosper and children can thrive. For many Americans, their home is an important financial investment, and it can be a source of great personal pride and an important part of community stability.” “Homeownership encourages personal responsibility and the values necessary for strong families. Where homeownership flourishes, neighborhoods are more stable, residents are more civic-minded, schools are better, and crime rates decline.” “During National Homeownership Month, I encourage all Americans to learn more about financial management and to explore homeownership opportunities in their communities. By taking this important step, individuals and families help safeguard their financial futures and contribute to the strength of our Nation.”

If you are one of the many renters out there who would like to make the transition from renter to homeowner, contact a local real estate professional who can help evaluate your ability to do so.

22bc62b5 fd62 4c11 8f94 226949eb8b49 2a2d0f29 fb66 4cc5 b45a 341ce7fa447e ebfdfefe f0bb 4c69 94ad 6dd3e17531bf 52b9e9c9 f847 4a03 a1c1 d0b8826e5209 c3be9296 1630 433f a3e7 8e2bac169bb9 b826d218 c62f 4871 8a8f 7d2e84c32470 0484bd48 c104 4e04 aecc c4cdd0501517 80781c99 a9d3 414a b539 2f1cf837ef93 4a497c11 21fb 4cba 8fdd 2ecb92555d3c bd3f77c4 ffe5 4288 8142 8ffd40f5e86b 60d7171e a3b4 40cc b6b9 9fe06656b285 67a5a2dc aacc 4bbe 86c6 168949ac3997 e37fa700 da57 44c3 9352 2233d83fbe1d 7a3484f4 2b50 4518 8f1b 28d6eb13b077 66e4475e fed1 4d83 9eab 0075e2f2a80b 4e17c9d7 8393 4eb8 b3c3 aba2c9467068 fc8662b9 efae 432d 959b e6a2862f31ac 719d1ae6 92bc 4163 942a 94e8d086cebd 554f5f7d 85f1 4c00 ba0d 691ab8644206 3d506cbe c1bc 4856 bb9f dbaf31c6639e cb147910 10cf 4130 a5bd 4338f2ffd75f 1e2d611c d13a 49c0 9772 a220e0b20a50 a46cd963 47ca 42b0 9dff 022e9ba69aac