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Homeownership Rate Edges Up

According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate rose to 63.5% in the third quarter 2016, reversing the downward trend of homeownership rate nationwide. It is 60 basis points higher than the rate in the second quarter 2016, which is largely driven by the increase in the millennial and 65+ homeownership rates. Compared to the… Read More ›

Top Five Local HBAs with the Highest Homeownership Rates

NAHB recently updated the online tool that provides economic and housing market statistics for all local Home Builder Associations (HBAs). It covers twelve key economic and demographic statistics at three different levels, which allows local HBAs to easily compare local housing markets across the country. All the statistics are derived from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates and… Read More ›

Gen-X Homeownership Increases, Household Formations Rise

According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the nation’s homeownership rate in the last quarter of 2015 was 63.8%. However, the homeownership rate was still down by 20 basis points on a nonseasonally adjusted basis from the last quarter of 2014 to the last quarter of 2015. Compared to the peak at the end of 2004, the homeownership… Read More ›

Homeownership Falls, Household Formations Rise

According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the nation’s homeownership rate in the second quarter of 2015 fell to a post-1967 low point of 63.4%. The homeownership rate decreased by 130 basis points on a nonseasonally adjusted basis from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015. Compared to the peak at the end of… Read More ›

Rental and Housing Vacancy Remain Low

According to the Census Bureau’s quarterly survey, the rental vacancy rate increased 10 basis points to 8.3% during the first quarter of 2014. Even with the slight increase, rental vacancy rates remain at levels not seen since 2001. The current reading is 30 basis points below the first quarter of 2013. The homeowner vacancy rate decreased in the first quarter… Read More ›