Is owning a house in Encinitas or anywhere in America a Good Investment?

This article from House Logic uncovers some rather shocking statistics about Americans and buying a home.  According to the article, 85% of home owners believe that purchasing a home is still even after the housing crisis a good financial investment.  Nearly half of those 85% of homeowners also believe that their purchased home is a better investment than owning stocks.

You can read the article here on Home Builder for a more descriptive account of this study.

How do you feel about this?  Do you own a home in Encinitas or a house in Carlsbad? Do you think it is a sound financial investment still?  Do you own stocks, or did you sell off stocks to pay for your home?

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