homeownership

August 20, 2019

U.S. Homeownership Tenure Reaches Record High

American homeowners are staying put longer than ever before, with the average tenure reaching a record high of 8.09 years in the second quarter of 2019. […]
August 5, 2019

Almost 40% of Homes are Mortgage-Free

The percentage of homes in the U.S. that are not financed by a mortgage is increasing, according to recent data.  Zillow found that 37% of homes […]
June 21, 2019

14 Years Needed to Save for a Down Payment

The nationwide average to save for a 20% down payment for a median-priced home on a median income is now 14 years, according to Unison’s Home […]
May 1, 2019

Home Vacancy Rates are Back to the 90s

Home vacancy data released by the Census Bureau, shows that we’re back to the 90s.  The rate of vacant homes dropped to 1.4%, the lowest level […]
January 4, 2019

HELOC Volume Down 11% from 2017

After soaring to a near 10-year high, HELOC originations took an unexpected tumble in the third quarter, falling 14% from the previous quarter and 11% from […]
July 6, 2018

Housing Costs to Blame for Low Millennial Homeownership

The homeownership rate for adults age 25 to 34 was 37.5% in 2016, about three percentage points lower than the historical average for this demographic and […]
June 15, 2018

First-Time Buyers Account for 46% of Mortgages

Young Americans are hitting more and more homeownership roadblocks: crippling student debt, escalating home prices, surging mortgage rates and a scarcity of listings.  So why have […]
April 23, 2018

Rising Home Prices Push Borrowers Deeper Into Debt

More Americans are stretching to buy homes, the latest sign that rising prices are making homeownership more difficult for potential buyers.  Roughly 1 in 5 conventional […]
February 7, 2018

Homeownership Rate Reaches 3-Year High

The national homeownership rate reached its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing slightly in the last quarter of 2017, according to the Quarterly […]