INFOGRAPHIC: Top barriers to homeownership among renters

Trulia American Dream survey sheds light on why renters don't buy

Editor’s note: The results of a biannual survey, released this week by real estate search and marketing portal Trulia, found that saving up for a down payment is the biggest impediment for renters to become homebuyers, and that 59 percent of current renters aspire to be homeowners. Market research firm Harris Interactive conducted the survey, which drew responses from 1,392 homeowners and 758 renters, from Aug. 30, 2011, to Sept. 1, 2011.