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It's ‘National Roof Over Your Head' Day!

It's ‘National Roof Over Your Head' Day!


Thanks to Keeping Current Matters, we are reminded that each year in the United States, we celebrate National Roof Over Your Head Day on December 3rd.


Roof Over Your Head Day


As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that we take for granted and do not stop to appreciate how fortunate we are for having them.”


From bungalows to cottages, and farmhouses to treehouses, today we show our appreciation and gratitude for the places we call home. Owning the roof that shelters us is something many renters still aspire to, knowing there are so many financial and non-financial benefits to homeownership.


According to the 2019 State of the Nation's Housing from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University,


“Cost-burdened renters now outnumber cost-burdened homeowners by more than 3.0 million. In addition, renters make up 10.8 million of the 18.2 million severely burdened households that pay more than half their incomes for housing.”


Homeownership drives many benefits, including providing families with a place to feel secure. It also helps promote confidence that they are investing proactively in themselves and their communities. That is why there are 77.7 million owner-occupied housing units in the United States.


Many, however, fear it is too expensive to own a home. In reality, however, it's actually more expensive to rent. Here's the breakdown as a percentage of income necessary for both – affording median rent and owning a home:

National roof over your head day 2019




Today we pause to appreciate the places we call home, and all of the other reasons we have to be truly thankful. For those who don't own yet and would like to, it's a wonderful time to start identifying the steps to take toward homeownership. Let's connect today to begin creating your plan. Call or text (704) 491-3310


*Data and graphics provided by Keeping Current Matters (KCM)

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Comment balloon 20 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • December 04 2019 01:40AM


I am all for National Roof Over Your Head Day Debe Maxwell, CRS. That and National Cheeseburger day are two of my favorites! Jeff 

Posted by Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell (HomeSmart Real Estate) 8 months ago

It really is something to celebrate.  The privilege of having a roof over our heads is a blessing.

Posted by Rose Mary Justice, Synergy Realty Pros (Synergy Realty Pros) 8 months ago

Restrictive zoning laws prevent construction of moderately priced homes. Many politicians complaining about high prices and shortages live in these same communities that use zoning laws to restrict construction.

Posted by Edward Gilmartin (CRE) 8 months ago

LOL You and my hubby too, Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI! He never met a cheeseburger he didn't like!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 months ago

We are truly blessed, Rose Mary Justice - very fortunate to have roofs over our heads!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 months ago

If that were the case in my area, I'd be moving! Thankfully we have a city/county who is proactive in making housing affordable, @Edward Gilmartin.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 months ago

I know we are all thankful to have sturdy roofs over our heads.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) 8 months ago

Morning Debe.

In all of our almost 52 years of marriage bliss, we have only rented a property for about 6 months.  I remember after we sold our first place we netted 500.00.  It's been an uphill ride after that.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 8 months ago

Good morning Debe. The dream of homeownership is alive and well. In some parts of the country the price of entry is prohibitive. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 8 months ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - I love that visual!  The numbers show that people should be looking to get into a home. Nice job.

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) 8 months ago

Home ownership continues to be the best pathway to develop family wealth.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

I am very thankful for the roof over my head. 

Posted by Cate Griffing, Home Decor Blogger creating beautiful spaces (West Magnolia Charm) 8 months ago

It's wonderful to remember how fortunate we are to have a roof over our head. Every city seems to have plenty of reminders from folks who don't sleep under a roof at night.  

On a more positive note, homeownership is still the best way to go for most people who want to build wealth and equity. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 8 months ago

Debe shelter is one of the basic necessities, and no better shelter than one that is owned.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 8 months ago

Debe, I had no idea, I have been doing this finding a roof over year head business for 25 years, wish I had known there was a day like this:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 8 months ago

Good Friday morning, Debe. Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

Hi Debe Maxwell - I never knew that such a day existed, but I like it. I hope all is well with the Maxwell family and have a great Christmas.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) 8 months ago

we should never take homeownership for granted... it's too precious an thankful for what you have.... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 8 months ago

LOL is it a government paid holiday, wow I never heard of this one but then again I just found out there is a National Donut Day!

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) 7 months ago

Thank you all for your comments and a Happy New Year to you all! 2020 is going to be one heck of a fantabulous year for homeowners!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 months ago

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