Fannie Mae’s 2000 National Housing Survey may not be good news for those few remaining Luddites of the world who wish the Internet would simply go away. But for those of us in housing finance who want to expand homeownership, make the mortgage origination process easier and more economical, and increase opportunities for lenders and consumers of all types, there is much to celebrate.

This year’s findings signal the arrival of more technologically savvy consumers, who, like past respondents to our survey — an annual sounding of consumer attitudes about housing and homeownership — harbor an intense desire to own their homes.

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