Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a survery in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was released two weeks ago.
The study revealed that the 2016 median net worth of CT homeowners was $231,400 - a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased by 5% ($5,200 today compared to $5,500 in 2013).
These numbers reveal that the net worth of a CT homeowner is over 44 times greater than that of a renter.
Owning a CT home is a great way to build family wealth
As I’ve said before, simply put, CT homeownership is a form of ‘forced savings.’ Every time you pay your mortgage, you are contributing to your net worth by increasing the equity in your home.
That is why, for the fourth year in a row, Gallup reported that CT residents picked real estate as the best long-term investment. This year’s results showed that 34% of CT residents chose real estate.
Greater equity in your CT home gives you options
If you want to find out how you can use the increased equity in your CT home to move to a home that better fits your current lifestyle, let’s get together to discuss the process. Contact a Real Estate professional from Dave Jones Realty who can assist you with any of your Real Estate needs!