homeownership Archive

Homeownership Rate

The homeownership rate declined further in the latest data, with 65.5% of households owning their homes in the first quarter of 2012. At the peak, 69.4% were homeowners. Though a 5% decline may not sound too large to a...

Homeowners by Age

In 2000 (a very normal housing year without a bubble), with virtually no discussion of it in the media or in the academic community, 67 percent of Americans lived as a homeowning household. Then came the easy credit conditions...

Successful Homeowners Since 2009

Good news: those who bought homes in 2009 and later have become one of the most successful groups of homeowners. Mortgage default rates have been exceptionally low. Bad news: the loan approval process has become so strict since 2009...

REALTORS® and Homeownership

A substantial majority of REALTORS® (91 percent) own their primary residence. The percentage of REALTORS® who own their home differs slightly by age. Members 39 years old and younger had a lower level of homeownership at 78 percent, compared...