Home appreciation – and the painful cost of waiting to buy

How long do you plan to stay in your home? And how might your home’s value change in that time? There’s no guarantee prices will increase, but with the market’s ups and downs, values tend to rise over time. Below is a user-friendly interactive graph to show you how even small changes can build as the years pass. We encourage you to play around and see what happens if growth rates slow from the 5% long-term average. We think you’ll see why homeownership remains one of the best wealth-building tools around.

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