Home ownership aspiration still strong

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A new Fannie Mae report finds that most Americans have maintained their aspirations to purchase a home, despite the ongoing housing crisis.

According to the poll, 51-percent of current and potential homeowners say that their attitudes have not been affected by the real estate meltdown.

Still, the study highlights the disparity between long-term optimism and short-term worries. The number of people who said they would be more likely to rent their next home has been increasing since the beginning of the year.

More detailed analysis can be found here.