Economists' Outlook

Housing stats and analysis from NAR's research experts.

American Attitudes about Mortgage Interest Deduction


  • Over one-third of homeowners report the mortgage interest deduction helps their family very much or a great deal in today's economy.
  • Over half of homeowners report that owning a home would be less attractive to them if mortgage interest was no longer tax deductible.
  • Over half of both renters and homeowners believe that owning a home is more difficult than it was in their parent's generation.
  • View results from the “American Attitudes about Homeownership” survey as well as charts and graphs here:
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