Home Ownership Matters
Open Houses, Open Doors to Home Ownership


REALTOR® Open House Weekend, April 6th - 7th, 2019

Potential home buyers rely on open houses to help them find the home of their dreams. During REALTOR® Open House weekend - April 6th & 7th, 2019, buyers can have a greater chance of doing just that. The weekend is organized by the Long Island Board of REALTORS® in an effort to unite REALTORS® as they host thousands of open houses, while engaging consumers on the benefits of home ownership and bringing buyers and sellers together.

Find a participating OHW office, and attend an open house on April 6th & 7th to find the home of your dreams!

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Being a home owner is more than just having a roof over your head. Home ownership instills feelings of comfort, security, stability and pride. However, in addition to these important benefits are substantial social benefits for families, communities and the country as a whole.

A few of these benefits are:

  • Higher Academic Achievement

    One of the most important social benefits of home ownership is how it affects children and their academic achievement.

    Several studies show that there is direct correlation between home ownership and educational achievement. Time and time again, it has been proven that home owners are more involved in their children’s lives, especially when it comes to schooling. Better social outcomes arise as parents provide a more supportive environment for their children.

  • More Cohesive Communities

    Home owners tend to stay in their homes longer than renters. They also spend more money to improve their home and are more engaged in enhancing their community.

    Simply put, home owners care more and take more action. This leads to nicer neighborhoods, stronger communities and more overall involvement in civic duties.

  • Better Connected Families

    Along with being more involved in their communities, home owners are more active and connected to their own families. Volunteering at schools, coaching athletic teams, becoming a scout or troop leader are just some of the types of activities home owners are active in. Throw in simple things like family game night and your home becomes the perfect setting for a more-connected, happier family.

  • Improved Health & Safety

    Home owners are happier and healthier than non-owners. In fact, one study found that people who recently became home owners reported higher life satisfaction, higher self esteem, and higher perceived control over their lives.

    Home owners have a financial stake in the value of their home. Therefore, owners have more incentive to deter crime by forming and implementing voluntary crime prevention programs. Home ownership also contributes to stable communities, and stable neighborhoods contribute to reduced crime rates.

  • Stronger Economy

    Being a home owner also has a positive economic impact in your neighborhood, your town, your city and even on a national level. That’s because home ownership creates jobs: remodeling, landscaping, lawn and pool service, furniture and appliances, home improvement, real estate services. The list goes on and on. In fact, each home purchase generates as much as $60,000 of economic activity in the local and surrounding area.

Source: The Field Guide to the Benefits of Home Ownership, National Association of REALTORS®