Denver (Mar. 18, 2011)—A month-long Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour hosted by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® makes a stop tomorrow outside the Denver Home Show. Local officials will be on hand to speak with consumers about how shifting priorities and public policies in Washington could affect home ownership here in Denver.

“We need to keep housing first on the nation’s public policy agenda, because housing and home ownership issues affect all Americans,” said NAR President Ron Phipps. “Public policies that support home ownership help families right here in Denver.”

The NAR Home Ownership Matters Bus will park outside the National Western Complex’s Expo Hall at the north entrance on Humboldt Street from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Attendees can register to win prizes worth up to $2,500 and can enjoy food, beverages, and entertainment.

More than three-fourths of Americans in the northwest region of the U.S.—which includes Denver—believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, according to NAR’s Housing Opportunity Pulse Survey.

Seventy-three percent of those surveyed in the region also agreed that now is a good time to buy a home.

The next major stop on the tour will be Portland, Ore., on Mar. 26, with additional stops in cities along the way.

Source: NAR