An overwhelming 90 percent of homeowners don’t regret buying their homes, according to a new survey from consumer finance site Bankrate.com.
A “mere” nine percent said they do regret the decision, though with default rates in the teens, it kind of makes you wonder if it’s not more.
Among those who do regret buying property, the most common complaint was the inability to ditch, along with trouble making mortgage payments each month.
“It’s surprising – and reassuring – to hear 90 percent of homeowners say they don’t regret the purchase of their current homes,” said Greg McBride, CFA, senior financial analyst for Bankrate.com, in a press release.
At the same time, 25 percent of Black homeowners said they did regret buying their homes, with respondents mostly saying they couldn’t afford payments.
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The poll of 1,001 randomly selected adults was conducted by Princeton Survey Research between June 24-27.