Homeownership: Back to the Mean

Homeownership: Back to the Mean
The rate of homeownership is roughly where it was for decades after World War II (Graphic by Bloomberg Businessweek; Data: U.S. Census Bureau, Federal Housing Finance Agency)
Graphic by Bloomberg Businessweek; Data: U.S. Census Bureau, Federal Housing Finance Agency

The homeownership rate is back to 65 percent or so. That’s near the level that held steady for decades after World War II, until the subprime boom expanded the pool of homeowners.

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