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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There's also been outrage over a controversial deal between the Coastal Commission and wealthy homeowners at Hollister Ranch Beach near Santa Barbara, which is only accessible by sea. CBS News, "Locals residents and state officials battle over access to public California beach," 13 July 2018 Once a fringe home accoutrement favored by eco-conscious consumers, solar does appear poised to mushroom as costs come down and homeowners welcome reduced utility bills. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Burning for Tesla Powerwall? Get ready to wait as Musk's solar vision takes a backseat to Model 3," 13 July 2018 Now a state appeals court has ordered the money be used for its original intent: to help homeowners who suffered foreclosures. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "California ordered to restore $331 million to fund for homeowners," 12 July 2018 Getting started Experts at Consumer Reports test and rate DIY products that homeowners and renters can install themselves. Diane Cowen, San Antonio Express-News, "Home security is more affordable — and better —than ever," 12 July 2018 Atlanta Public Schools, which makes up the bulk of an Atlanta homeowner’s tax bill, expects to collect more in tax revenue — an increase of about 19 percent, or $110.8 million — even with plans to reduce the rate from 21.74 to 20.74 mills. Arielle Kass, ajc, "Property taxes expected to rise in Fulton County and cities," 11 July 2018 In Lower Merion in the last decade, taxes have jumped 45 percent, increasing the typical homeowner’s tax bill from $4,471 to $6,612. Meghan Bobrowsky, Philly.com, "Homeowners may hate them, however property taxes aren't going anywhere … but up," 11 July 2018 The chairman of the New York City Council’s housing committee, Robert Cornegy Jr., is now calling for a moratorium on enforcement on short-term rentals by individual homeowners, while the issue is studied and rules are changed. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "Homeowners Face More Fines as NYC Cracks Down on Short-Term Rentals," 10 July 2018 In the mid-2000s, homeowners and investors were lured into a market of assets that carried a tangible aspect that many traditional investments lack. Eduardo Gruener, miamiherald, "No, your house is not an investment," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of homeowner

1850, in the meaning defined above

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