homeownership

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 […]
January 24, 2018

Student Loan Crisis Gets Worse

Despite some obstacles, homebuyer demand exploded in 2017, and is expected to continue to surge in 2018.  However, as Millennials enter the housing market, one factor […]
November 7, 2017

Are Some Cities Close to a Housing Bubble?

According to a recent report released by the Urban Institute, with home prices on the rise, some cities are inching closer to a housing bubble.  The […]
September 22, 2017

Student Loan Debt Delays Homeownership by 7 Years

An overwhelming majority of Millennials with student debt do not own a home, and believe this debt is the cause for the delay.  These are the […]