home·own·er | \ˈhōm-ˌō-nər \

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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homeownership \ˈhōm-ˌō-nər-ˌship \ 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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Residents previously paid less for their annual key than visitors, but the district recently increased the price for homeowners to $100 as well. Rosanna Xia, latimes.com, "Santa Cruz neighborhood rejects state orders to open beach for free," 11 July 2018 Arizona's endless sunshine continues to make rooftop solar panels an enticingproposal for homeowners. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Should you install solar on your home? 10 key considerations," 4 July 2018 There are three big factors that make the difference in the cost of electrification for individual homeowners. David Roberts, Vox, "Most American homes are still heated with fossil fuels. It’s time to electrify.," 2 July 2018 Regulatory changes in many of the industry’s most important states, including California, Nevada and Arizona, affected the economics for homeowners interested in going solar. David R. Baker, SFChronicle.com, "SolarCity, once king of rooftop solar, slips into shadow," 29 June 2018 At first, water flowed only one or two days a week, so Robles, president of her homeowners' association, hired trucks to fill the building's underground storage tank. Scott Smith, Fox News, "Venezuela's wealthy beat water crisis drilling private wells," 26 June 2018 The proposal would undo the lawsuit and require all companies that manufactured lead paint in California to contribute a total of $500 million into a 10-year lead paint abatement fund for homeowners statewide. CBS News, "California taxpayers could have to take on cost of removing lead paint," 26 June 2018 Open house Mathieu and Bill have five children, who have all moved out and become homeowners themselves. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "This idyllic English garden is hiding in plain sight in Old Louisville," 7 June 2018 Fraud, Cindy Lane: On April 16, police were dispatched to a Cindy Lane house after its homeowner was the victim of fraud. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Concerned woman scammed out of $900: Seven Hills Police Blotter," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of homeowner

1850, in the meaning defined above

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