home·​own·​er | \ ˈhōm-ˌō-nər How to pronounce homeowner (audio) \

Definition of homeowner

: a person who owns a home Most homeowners take a pretty relaxed approach to the back of the house, even if they spend more time there than they do out front.— Deborah Baldwin homeowners insurance

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Other Words from homeowner

homeownership \ ˈhōm-​ˌō-​nər-​ˌship How to pronounce homeownership (audio) \ or home ownership noun
… unable to attain the upward mobility and financial stability that homeownership brought to previous American generations. — Kirstin Downey

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The Riverwest neighborhood where ATF ran its operation is a mix of Milwaukee bungalows, flats and duplexes, with many longtime homeowners mingled with renters. Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "ATF's Milwaukee sting operation was marred by mistakes, failures," 11 June 2019 Many East Side homeowners would still be in line for a small reduction in their tax bill. Dan Mcgowan, BostonGlobe.com, "Why Providence might overhaul its tax picture. The future of the Providence Place mall. Another vote on abortion rights.," 11 June 2019 Many homeowners expect to see their property values increase, with the area becoming more popular and developed. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, "Ivanhoe Village merchants ‘excited and terrified’ to see how new apartments change the neighborhood," 7 June 2019 Brace yourself for more repairs Like many homeowners before them, the couple stumbled upon one of the major pitfalls of renovations: one fix leads to another. Aimee Picchi, USA TODAY, "Worried that popcorn ceiling is hiding bigger problems? Here's how to renovate on a budget," 5 June 2019 The summer is a time of year when many homeowners may choose to repaint or refresh their home’s exterior. Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "Put these 10 home improvement tasks on your summer checklist," 5 June 2019 The trial, which is expected to last two weeks, comes as the city faces ongoing criticism for this year’s reassessment of residential properties that resulted in significant tax increases for many homeowners. Laura Mccrystal, https://www.inquirer.com, "Philly finance chief defends commercial-property reassessment as $63 million appeal trial continues," 4 June 2019 Many homeowners are surprised to find out that the building phase of their project is quicker than the design and permitting phases. Denny Conner, The Seattle Times, "A major remodel requires the right pro — and lots of patience," 5 Feb. 2019 Short-term rental provides a critical source of additional income for many homeowners to help pay mortgages and other financial needs. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Did Mayor Faulconer get it right on short-term rentals for San Diego?," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of homeowner

1850, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of homeowner

: a person who owns a home, apartment, etc.

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