If you have been setting aside money, constantly waiting for the "right time" to invest in a house, you might want to take a look at the 'To Rent or Buy?' infographic.
The information presented in this handy graph points out the geographic regions that have the most people planning and waiting to buy a home. It also shows that homeowners are both literally and figuratively more invested in their home and, as a result, the neighborhood. They are more likely to keep a garden, belong to a Parent/Teacher association, vote for government members and invest in home renovations.
The old myth that you will always save money by renting has also proven false. Though it takes a significant amount of time for owning savings to surpass the immediate savings of renting, if you intend on putting down some roots down, it will pay off in the longterm.
Home Ownership Graphs
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