Housing Status Quo Not Working and Voters Blame Banks

“It’s too difficult for people like me to buy a home”

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog

canstockphoto23094189reportgraph1(July 27, 2016) – According to a recent report by Schoen Consulting, voters believe that the housing status quo is not working, especially for people of color, and they blame banks and the federal government for not helping with policies to help with homeownership, affordable housing, and more lending. Additionally, a majority 53% of American voters believe that “It’s too difficult for people like me to buy a home,” and 41% of likely voters agree that “Banks don’t want to provide mortgages to people like me.” View or download the report here.

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About Jeff Sorg

Jeff Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses. Sorg is awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), REEA (Real Estate Educators Association) the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus; Life Member award; 2020, 2021, 2022 Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee; Oregon REALTORS State Director. More on request.