June is known for many great things, and your Pride Settlement team is here to commemorate all of them. It’s the start of summer, LGBTQ Pride Month and a very special time for all of us in real estate, too! That’s right, it’s National Homeownership Month, which means it’s time to celebrate everything good that comes with owning a home all month long

For those still searching for that first home, keep your head up. We can’t wait to help you get to the finish line. Remember, you’re not on this adventure alone. Your Realtor, loan officer and all of us at Pride Settlement want to be part of your success story.  

  Here are a few recent stats on homeownership for you to know: 

  • The homeownership rate in the United States is around 65 percent.
  • Almost three-quarters of U.S. adults (74%) cited owning a home as part of the American dream in a 2023 survey. That outranked being able to retire (cited by 62% of respondents), having a successful career (61%), owning a car or truck (52%), having children (42%) and getting a college degree (33%).
  • First-time homebuyers accounted for 26 percent of buyers last year – the smallest share since such data was tracked.
  • The typical buyer spent 10 weeks searching for a home and viewed eight properties during the search.

To all our fellow real estate professionals across the DMV, take some time to celebrate your contributions to the piece of the American Dream we call home ownership, and thank you for trusting us with your title and settlement work. We love working with you! Want to share why you’re proud to work with Leigh and the rest of our Pride? We’d appreciate a great review on Facebook or Google!