Homeownership Rate at Nearly a 50-Year Low

September 12, 2012 Posted by kingcade

During the second quarter of 2012, the Census Bureau showed homeownership rates declined to 65 percent, the lowest since 1965. Rates reached a peak of 69 percent during the boom of the housing market in 2005-2006. The ‘real rate’ subtracts homeowners who will soon face foreclosure due to delinquent mortgage payments.

The ‘real rates’ display a more accurate image of the financial stance of the housing market, considering how many foreclosure proceedings are backed up in the court system. The adjusted figures only go back to 1991 due to lack of tracking delinquencies and foreclosures before this time. Since there have been no major declines in the housing market before 1991, Sean Fergus of John Burns Real Estate Consulting said he believes the pattern is also accurate of ‘real rates.’

To view a chart displaying the information and read more on this story visit: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-29/real-homeownership-rate-at-nearly-50-year-low#r=lr-fst

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