Does buying a home make you happier? Psychology of home ownership

For decades, owning a home has been seen as a hallmark of the “American dream” and a major life milestone.

It’s “embedded in how we think about real estate,” Mark Eppli, director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, tells CNBC Make It. And purchasing a home is a way to build generational wealth.

Things may be changing, however. For many millennials, home ownership is out of reach. About one in three millennials under the age of 35 owned a home at the end of 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That number is eight to nine percentage points lower than Baby Boomers and Gen X home ownership rates were at ages 25 to 34.

But what does that mean for the happiness of those who can’t or won’t buy a home? Is buying a home really a key to happiness, or

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Woodside Homes Enhances Its Homebuilding to Empower a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle

SALT LAKE CITY – October 16, 2020 – ( )

Woodside Homes, one of the top homebuilders in the Western United States, is working to make our homes even healthier places to live. Recognizing the importance of air quality, water quality, and better hygiene for the health and happiness of a home’s occupants, Woodside Homes is introducing its Healthy Home solution, branded with the slogan, “It’s What’s Inside That Counts.” This thoughtfully developed package promotes a healthier home-living environment and will be standard in all Woodside homes in Nevada, California, Utah, and Arizona, beginning October 15. 

“We spend most of our lives indoors so it is important to be surrounded by healthier air, to drink cleaner water, and to easily wash away germs,” says Chris Williams, Chief Customer Officer of Woodside Homes. “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time than ever at home, making it even

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