Home Buyers

The Link Between Homeownership and Happiness

According to a report from the National Association of REALTORS® based on research from government, industry, and academia, home ownership has a significant impact on your overall quality of life.


According to the NAR’s research, homeownership benefits the home owner and their families! Home owners…

  • Have better health, both physically and psychologically
  • Build a stronger family unit
  • Reported higher life satisfaction, higher self-esteem, happiness and higher perceived control over their lives
  • Improve safety and lower teenage delinquencies
  • Have higher student test scores/high school graduation/higher income capacity
  • Children more likely to participate in organized activates and sports


Homeownership also helps the community! Home owners…

  • Participate in civic duties in both local and national issues, like voting
  • Increased involvement in charitable activity
  • Greater involvement in voluntary organizations
  • A neighborhood with a large amount of owner occupied homes stimulates a vast majority of businesses and in return stimulates economic investment
  • Take on a greater responsibility for maintaining their homes and thus influencing their neighbors creating high quality structures that have a direct impact of better mental health
  • Home values are higher in high-ownership neighborhoods


Treadstone is committed to helping strengthen our community one mortgage at a time! We would love an opportunity to show you why we are West Michigan’s trusted mortgage lender. Give us a call and make an appointment to talk with one of our Loan Officers today and see what we can do for you.