Did you know that June is National Homeownership Month? It is. And today is the first of 30 days dedicated to making the dream of owning your own home a reality!
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 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.”
Are you a first-time home buyer? Are you a renter, ready to make the move up to home ownership? Are you at a transition point, ready to scale up, or perhaps to downsize? Or is your next step simply to talk through your options? Whatever your homeownership needs, this may be the perfect time for you to take that next step! To ensure you are making the right move, you should consult with a real estate professional. Facing a change, discussing your options, contemplating a move? Please give me a call – I am here to help!