National Homeownership Month recognizes the value of homeownership to individuals, families, communities and the nation’s economy, including Tennessee’s.

From building long-term personal wealth to fostering communities, strengthening social stability and driving the national economy, the value of homeownership is indisputable, which is why the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) engages consumers through Home Ownership Matters,, with the latest news, stories, and videos on housing-related public policy issues that affect them at the local, state and national levels.

Increasing homeownership is a top priority of NAR 2017 President William E. Brown, a Realtor® from Alamo, Calif. He and the country’s 1.2 million Realtors® — including 24,500 in Tennessee — believe that anyone who is able and willing to assume the responsibilities of owning a home should have the opportunity to pursue that dream in an affordable and responsible way. Through ongoing public policy efforts, NAR and Tennessee REALTORS® are working to keep attainable home and property ownership issues on the forefront of policy debates.

“Home is where we make memories, build our futures, and feel comfortable and secure. And this year the Home Ownership Matters campaign will engage millions of current and prospective owners across the country, including right here in Tennessee, to help protect homeownership and private property rights,” says Brian Copeland, 2017 President of Tennessee REALTORS®.

Visitors to Home Ownership Matters can quickly zero in on local property issues that affect them and their families via an interactive map and sign-up to be informed about the latest policy developments. For more information, visit http://homeownershipmatters.REALTOR. You can follow along throughout June on Facebook: @homeownershipmatters and on Twitter: @NAR_homeowners using the hashtag #HomeOwnershipMonth.

Tennessee REALTORS® is one of the state’s largest business trade associations. Chartered by the National Association of REALTORS® in 1920, Tennessee REALTORS® consists of 21 local associations and 24,500 members for whom it provides a variety of important services, including legislative and regulatory advocacy, professional development, transaction-management solutions, and more.