A recent survey of homeowners showed that 68% believe that home ownership is a good investment. The survey by LendingTree also showed that 55 % of those surveyed expected their home’s value to increase in the year ahead. More than half of respondents surveyed say that homes are becoming less affordable in their neighborhoods. With higher prices, they plan to stay put longer. As a result, nearly three out of four respondents said they are considering renovations this year.