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Americans place high priority on ownership

More than two-thirds of Americans believe that owning a home is an essential part of the American Dream, according to a new survey released by the National Association of Home Builders. Other recent surveys also have shown a high desire for homeownership, despite the homeownership rate remaining stalled near a historical low of 64 percent. About 80 percent of millennials recently surveyed by rental website Apartment List say they hope to one day buy a home.

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