National Homeownership Month
National Homeownership Month in June recognizes the efforts on supporting the American Dream of homeownership. It’s time to acknowledge and support the organizations that assist individuals and families to achieve their homeownership goals.
From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Federal Housing Administration to the REALTORS, financial and housing counselors, and assistance programs, they all play a part in helping first-time homebuyers find a place to call home.
In 1995, National Homeownership Week began as a strategy of President William Clinton’s administration to increase homeownership across the nation. In 2002, President George W. Bush expanded the observance to the entire month of June.
If you are considering purchasing a home for the first time and don’t know where to start, contact a local REALTOR for assistance. You may also visit our website at arkansasrealtors.com where we have resources under our “Consumer Guide” section. This month the Arkansas REALTORS will also be debunking misconceptions about homeownership on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Consider your options and learn your market! A good REALTOR will show you many options and resources, too. Ask friends who have bought a home for recommendations. Take this time to explore your options if you have yet to buy a home; or if you are a homeowner, get your current house assessed and see where it’s value stands!