homeownership Archive

U.S. Homeownership Rate

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses the homeownership rate....

U.S. Census Homeownership Data

Did You Know: While US homeownership rates were down, Census data shows that homeownership rates were roughly unchanged in most small areas comparing 2007-2009 with 2010-2012. On November 14, the Census Bureau released a review of homeownership rates and...

US Homeownership Rates, 2010-2012

Did you know that the US homeownership rate in 2010-2012 is (statistically speaking) no different than the rates in Colorado and Georgia? On November 14, the Census Bureau released a review of homeownership rates and housing values based on...

Demand for Residential Rental Properties Still Strong

With potential home owners finding it tough to buy their first home, there is still strong demand for rental units, judging by rental price trends. REALTORS® reported rents that are higher compared to a year ago. Rising rents add...

Homeowner Equity

Housing equity rose 30% or more than $2 trillion over the past year as prices rose, home purchases rebounded, and mortgages outstanding continued to decline according to second quarter data from the Federal Reserve’s Flow of Funds. Mortgage debt...