American Dream

Fair Housing: From Dream to Reality

April 7th, 2018
April 11, 2018 marks 50 years since the Fair Housing Act legislation passed, but for some Americans, the “American Dream” of homeownership remains just that—a dream. Although significant strides in fair housing have been made since the 1968 passage of...

Report: American Dream Incomplete Without Homeownership, Parties Say

November 14th, 2017
In the country’s currently divisive environment, Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one American hallmark: homeownership. Approximately 65 percent of Democrats and roughly 68 percent of Republicans surveyed for the Zillow® Housing Aspirations Report believe the American Dream is...

Zillow: The No. 1 Obstacle for Would-Be Homeowners

April 12th, 2017
For all the hurdles to homeownership, one obstacle is stubbornly more insurmountable than the rest: the down payment. Renters are having trouble stacking up the savings to place a down payment on a home, according to the recently released Zillow®...

NAR: Disconnect Between Homebuyer Aspirations and Realities

February 2nd, 2017
Eight out of 10 non-homeowners recently surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) identify owning a home as part of the American Dream. Their realities—limited affordable housing, perceived lack of a down payment, and student debt—are hampering those aspirations....

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