John Connolly The Fannie Mae National Housing Survey shows that four of the biggest reasons people buy a home have nothing at all to do with money, but that they want:

- a place to raise and educate their children,

- a place where their family will feel safe,

- to have plenty of living space,

- to have control over their space


Only you can determine what financial and personal benefits you will gain from owning a home. The bottom line is that the cost of a home will remain relatively unchanged even if prices continue to depreciate.