CBS News: Renters will sacrifice to buy a home, study shows
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(MoneyWatch) The changing perception of homeownership - that it's not the investment it once was - has not deterred a generation of renters from wanting to own a home.
As houses hit their most affordable prices in decades and mortgage rates continue to drop, home ownership remains a dream for many Americans, and they are willing to sacrifice lifestyle choices to get it, according to a new study from Century 21 Real Estate.
Eighty-two percent of renters are looking to buy their own home, according to the study conducted in April. Most of those renters - 80 percent - would also sacrifice lifestyle choices such as dining out, shopping, vacations and other luxuries to own their dream home.
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