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Buffalo News

Buffalo-Niagara's homeownership rate falls to 2nd lowest level in 25 years
Buffalo News
The homeownership rate is the percentage of households that are owner-occupied. The region's homeownership rate ranked 45th among the nation's 75 biggest metro areas, according to the Census Bureau's Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data. The region ...


See how New Orleans ranks on homeownership
Likewise, smaller cities where housing tends to be more affordable and less competitive rank higher. The Allentown, Pennsylvania, metro area had a 73.1 percent homeownership rate in 2017, the highest in the country. Other cities that ranked high were ...


With Some Homeownership Incentives Gone, Will More Americans Actually Rent?
Vacancy rates are at historic lows, and the current share of American households that rent -- 37 percent -- stands at a 50-year high, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. At the same time, rentals are in short supply ...

The MReport

Housing Professionals Focus on Single-Family Rental Market
The MReport
This week an array of housing and mortgage professionals are assembling at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, as the 2018 Five Star Single-Family Rental Summit kicks off. The three-day event began Monday evening with an opening ...

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Baltimore Post-Examiner

2018's Top Rental Markets for investors as analysis shows Baltimore is renting more
Baltimore Post-Examiner
Rental markets are booming, and the Wall Street Journal believes a historic low in new homes may be the next housing crisis. It's difficult for potential buyers to view a home or put a bid in for a home when it sells in days. A recent analysis found ...

Vancouver Housing Advocates Rise Up to Tackle Unaffordability
Local residents have formed a number of new advocacy groups to tackle housing unaffordability. They've gone the traditional route of holding rallies and speaking up at public hearings and open houses, but they're using other tactics as well. They crank ...

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The Coloradoan

Fort Collins apartment market goes luxury while developers scan horizon for bubble
The Coloradoan
At the same time, homeownership rates have steadily declined, from 70.3 percent in 2010 to 66.27 percent in 2015, according to economic data from the Federal Reserve. Wells is not predicting a bubble quite yet, "but we are reaching some numbers that ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Twin Cities apartment boom is ready to kick into high gear ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
It's likely to change the dynamics of residential real estate as an era of ultralow vacancies and steadily rising rents may come to an end.

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Wall Street Journal

Tax Plans Tweak the American Dream
Wall Street Journal
The Republican tax plans in Congress add a volatile new element to the swirling dynamics in the U.S. housing markets. The postcrisis pressure on homeownership levels and rental vacancies finally has subsided, a hopeful sign for the homebuilding and ...

Donald Trump wrong that black homeownership rate is at a record ...
When President Donald Trump noticed some African-American support at a recent rally in Pensacola, Fla., he offered a statistic about black homeownership. "Look at these guys, 'Blacks for Trump,' " Trump said, quoting their sign, on Dec. 8, 2017. "I ...

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