Michael Ackerman, a Seattle real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Bain, talks about a new study performed by the National Association of Realtors. The study compiled 44 sources which analyzed the benefits of homeownership. Among the catagories included in the assessment: Educational achievement, Civic participation, Crime, Property maintenance and improvement. Michael was surprised at some of the findings and thought this would be an interesting topic to discuss. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mackerman.com.