According to a report from the Federal Reserve from 2012, an average American's homeowner net worth is over 30 times great than that of renters, see chart.This chart shows an average American homeowner's net worth is $174,500, and the average renter's is $5,100. 

According to a recent survey done by BankRate.com, people consider that cash and real estate are the two top ways to invest money that is not needed for more than 10 years. This statement proves that owning a home is a great way to build health. If the American public believes that real estate is a good investment, then we will continue on the road to recovery which is a positive thing for everyone!