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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And while rising housing costs may be good for landlords and homeowners, as Vox’s Matt Yglesias wrote last week, a similar influx of white-collar jobs in an expensive city like New York could actually end up exacerbating income inequality. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "New Yorkers condemn Bezos at an anti-Amazon HQ2 rally in Queens," 15 Nov. 2018 This approach does a disservice to lower-income homeowners, especially those in areas of emerging risk. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Climate change and the coming coastal real estate crash," 16 Oct. 2018 So perhaps all Illinois homeowners, even those who aren’t billionaires and can’t buy mansions next door, should follow the Pritzker model. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "For Mayor Globe-trotter, it's the money that matters," 13 July 2018 The county government and Sandy Springs have homestead exemptions in place that limit the annual property value increase for most homeowners, which lowers tax bills. Arielle Kass, ajc, "Property taxes expected to rise in Fulton County and cities," 11 July 2018 The homeowner, defense attorney Jennifer Smith, estimated that the crash caused at least $20,000 in damage. Jason Silverstein, CBS News, "Speeding car flies into brick house, driver charged with DUI," 10 July 2018 The proposition could be an incentive for homeowners to reduce consumption from public water supplies in case of drought. Michael Livingston, latimes.com, "Californians appear poised to reject measure controlling how climate change funds are spent," 6 June 2018 Disbelief, anger, and, among the seniors and multigenerational homeowners, frustration that they’ll be pushed out. Erin Arvedlund, Philly.com, "Need to appeal your Philly property assessment? Here's how, step by step," 21 May 2018 Rather than spend money on expensive solar panels (or batteries, in this case), homeowners can opt in to a collective project. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Tesla battery will power unusual community storage project in Western Australia," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of homeowner

1850, in the meaning defined above

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