You’ll Never Guess Who’s Pushing Homeownership Higher

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The national homeownership rate ticked up slightly in the fourth quarter of 2017, but the U.S. Census Bureau said the change, from 63.9 percent in the third quarter to 64.2 percent in the fourth was not statistically different. The rate in the fourth quarter of 2016 was 63.7 percent. The rate has improved only slightly since reaching a historic low of 62.9 percent in the second quarter of 2016. Homeownership in the U.S. peaked at 69.2 percent in 2004. The rate was, as usual, highest among the oldest groups of Americans. Those 55 to 64 years old had a rate of 75.3 percent, up 0.5 point from a year earlier while 79.2 percent of those over age 65 were homeowners, a fraction lower than in the previous fourth quarter. The year-over-year increase was greatest among the much-watched Millennials ,…(read more)

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