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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 ›

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 ›