U.S. Homeownership Rate Falls to a 20-Year Low

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A group of real estate agents and mortgage brokers discuss the condition of a home for sale in Lancaster, Ohio, on, Jan. 9, 2015.

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The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest in more than two decades in the fourth quarter as many would-be buyers stayed on the sidelines, giving the rental market a boost.

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