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Fourth Quarter Gains in Homeownership by Race and Ethnicity

As described in a previous post, a recent release from the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy and Homeownership (CPS/HVS) survey shows that the US homeownership rate increased to 64.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. In addition to this overall result, unpublished tables from the CPS/HVS contain a homeownership rate for “all minorities”, which also improved, going from 46.7 percent… Read More ›

Homeownership by Race and Ethnicity

Data from the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy and Homeownership (CPS/HVS) survey show that the US homeownership rate increased to 63.9 percent in the third quarter of 2017, up 0.4 percentage points from the third quarter of 2016. A series of blogs on Eye on Housing cover this topic along with CPS/HVS data on vacancies and household formations. Also produced from… Read More ›

Homeownership Rate Approaches 64%

According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate is at 63.9% in the third quarter 2017, which is statistically unchanged from its last quarter reading of 63.7%. The rate of homeownership is on an upward trend after dropping to a cycle low of 62.9% in the second quarter 2016. Compared to the peak of 69.2%… Read More ›

Homeownership Rate Bottomed Out?

According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate was 63.7% in the second quarter 2017, which is statistically no different from its last quarter reading of 63.6%. The rate of homeownership appears to be stabilizing after reaching a cycle low of 62.9% in the second quarter 2016. It was 1.3% higher than a year ago… Read More ›

Homeownership: A County-Level Analysis

Homeownership is a key housing and economic measure of social conditions. Due to the housing downturn, the national homeownership rate declined precipitously, and has failed to recover to its historical norm. In fact, the homeownership rate reached a 50 year low in the second quarter of 2016 and has only edged up slightly since then, rising to 63.5% at the… Read More ›

Property Tax Revenue Grows Over Four Percent

NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau’s quarterly tax data shows that $524 billion in taxes were paid by property owners over the four quarters ending in Q1 2016. This represents a $22 billion—or 4.4%—increase over the previous trailing four quarters, the largest percentage increase since 2009. Property taxes accounted for 39.3% of state and local tax receipts, the largest share… 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 ›

A Cross-Country Comparison of Homeownership Rates

In the United States, the majority of households own their home. NAHB analysis of international data indicates that the same is true across the European Union (EU). The vast majority of European households own their home as well. However, the incidence of homeownership across the EU is typically greater than the homeownership rate in the United States. The rate of… Read More ›