Census

Homeownership Rate Ticks Up

July 29th, 2018
At the height of real estate season, the homeownership rate ticked up. According to Census data, the homeownership rate has risen to 64.3 percent—a departure from the first quarter of 2018, when the homeownership rate was 64.2 percent, as well...

Appreciation Linked to Population Rise

May 21st, 2018
Appreciation and demand go hand in hand, and for investors, both are key to profit, according to a new report. Assessing the association between growing interest and mounting prices, analysts at HouseCanary found that appreciation is higher where inbound migration...

Housing Starts: Ground-Breaking in June Plummets

July 18th, 2018
Home-building in June sharply slid, with overall starts toppling 12.3 percent, and single-family starts tumbling 9.1 percent, according to the Commerce Department. Housing starts totaled 1.17 million, with 304,000 multifamily (five or units or more) starts and 858,000 single-family starts....

Homeownership Rate Makes Marginal Progress

January 30th, 2018
2017 closed with the homeownership rate improving, but at a slight standstill: 64.2 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Housing Vacancies and Homeownership Report. The figure is marginal progress from the third quarter of the year, when the...

Homeownership Rate Roadblocked

April 29th, 2018
…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 progress year-over-year. Is the nonstarter...

Trends in Housing: The County That Broke Texas’ 8-Year Streak

April 16th, 2017
And Other Insights From the Census Population Report One sure sign of a buzzy housing market is if it’s being mobbed by newcomers—after all, out-of-towners need places to live, too. The states pulling in the most people, according to population...

The Top 25 Most Creative Cities in America

April 27th, 2017
If you’re a creative person, looking for a city that ignites your creative flair, where should you live? Perhaps you dream of becoming a writer—which city will provide the muses and inspiration you need? Maybe you want to go to...

Is There Hope for the Homeownership Rate?

May 1st, 2017
The homeownership rate clung to 63.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, virtually unchanged from 63.7 percent the quarter prior and 63.5 percent the year prior, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent Quarterly Housing Vacancies and Homeownership report....

Americans Find Moving More Stressful Than Weddings

May 4th, 2017
Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Have $25 Mill? Call This Bel Air Compound Home Upgrade Your Cool With These Hidden Rooms How Real Estate Agents Can Boost...

Homeownership: More Than Just the Facts

May 9th, 2017
Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Explore America’s Neighborhoods: Clarksville, Austin, Texas Splash! 5 Wacky Aquatic Living Rooms Wow Buyers Near and Far With 3D Tours Homeownership is...
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