My radio career has taken me all over the U.S. and the thought of living in one town long enough to pay off a mortgage has never really crossed my mind. But for many others, a solid, steady job and longevity has really paid off. I can only imagine how nice it must be to not have to pay a mortgage and just put that in the bank or save for a dream car or vacation. Kinda blows my mind to think that out of every owner-occupied home in the state of Washington, 1 in 5 of those is completely paid for. And with COVID jacking with jobs and the economy, those who have no mortgage are in the best shape, naturally. Interesting facts follow in the link below about all 50 states and their mortgage situations. Some surprising info here!