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Here are Q1 2018's homeownership drivers
“Today's Housing Vacancies and Homeownership Survey data release for 2018 Q1 shows the homeownership rate ticked upward on a year-over-year basis for five consecutive quarters, but held steady from 2017 Q4,” Veritas Urbis Economics Founder and ...
Millennial homeownership suddenly drops after a good runCNBC
Goodbye renter nation: Americans still want to be homeownersMarketWatch
Owning Is the New Renting: Homeownership Trends Upward as ...Wall Street Journal (blog)

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The Nation.

The Rent Is Too Damn High, and Progressives Need to Do ...
The Nation.
Voters want real housing solutions but aren't getting them from either party.

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RisMedia.com (press release)

Homeownership Rate Roadblocked
RisMedia.com (press release)
And That's Not a Bad Thing. With distressingly low supply and unprecedented price surges, the homeownership rate is stalling: 64.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the government—no improvement quarter-over-quarter, and negligible ...

Mortgage News Daily

Census Report Confirms Tight Housing Market - Mortgage News Daily
Mortgage News Daily
The rate of homeownership as well as the national vacancy rates were statistically unchanged in the first quarter of this year, and prices, especially for rentals, ...

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Builder Magazine

What's Up With Homeownership?
Builder Magazine
Wall Street Journal staffer Laura Kusisto's take on the latest Census Bureau housing vacancy rate data [with homeownership rates] is downright ready to call a tipping point pivot from renting toward homeownership. Kusisto writes: The U.S. added 1.3 ...

Nearly half of Ontario renters can't afford their rent
GlobeNewswire (press release)
TORONTO, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new report released by the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) highlights the growing lack of affordable rental housing choices for low- and moderate-income households in Ontario. The report, titled ...

Next City

Minneapolis Mayor Unveils Plan to Undo History of Segregation
Next City
... of color in the city's neighborhoods. The affordable housing task force held a community forum in February, along with a series of roundtables with business leaders and other stakeholders to discuss affordable homeownership, housing stability, and ...

Southwest Journal

Frey pitches ambitious housing plan
Southwest Journal
The Twin Cities apartment vacancy rate was just 2.4 percent at the end of 2017, according to Marquette Advisors, while 5 percent is considered healthy for a metropolitan area, and housing costs are rising faster than incomes for many. Frey said the ...

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Wall Street and single-family rental homes - Curbed
What is and isn't cause for concern in the rise of single-family rental companies.

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Owning Is the New Renting: Homeownership Trends Upward as US Loses Renter Households
Realtor.com News
A lack of homes for sale is also creating challenges for would-be buyers. The homeowner vacancy rate declined to 1.5% from 1.7% a year earlier, according to the Census data. That is down significantly from the recent peak of 2.8% during the housing ...

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