According to the results of a National Association of REALTORS survey, a majority of home owners and renters agree that owning a home is a smart long-term decision.

From this survey, 95% or owners and 72% of renters believe that over a period of several years, it makes more sense to own a home. Of the home owners surveyed, 93% are happy with the decision to own and would buy again.

The survey, American Attitudes About Homeownership, also reveals differences between owners and renters. More than half of home owners are “very” or “extremely” happy with the overall quality of their family life, while only one-third of renters reported the same.

For more survey results, visit www.realtor.org/statsanddata/homeownership/attitudes_homeown.