New year's home-related resolutions
The survey says almost 18 percent of Americans "want to take the plunge and finally become first-time home buyers." Sixteen percent told pollsters that their priority resolution for next year is buying an investment property. And more than one in three said their top resolution is home improvement.
I'm in the home-improvement-resolution group. What about you?
I felt my eyebrows raise at the thought that 18 percent of Americans want to buy next year for the first time. That's more than half of all adults who don't currently own a home, let alone those who have never owned one. As of last summer, the homeownership rate was just under 68 percent.