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Homeownership rate falls again, nearing all-time low

So much for the supposed recovery
Just over two months ago, it seemed like there might finally be a light at the end of the tunnel as the homeownership rate in the United States increased for the second straight quarter, after falling to a 48-year low in the second quarter of 2015. But as it turns out, that growth may have been a mirage.
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Homeownership rate rises for first time in 2 years

Increases after dropping to 48-year low in second quarter
After dropping to the lowest level in 48 years in the last quarter, the homeownership rate in the United States increased during the third quarter. The increase during the third quarter was the first time the homeownership rate increased in two years.
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America has a vacant housing problem

As reports of inventory shortages keep appearing, the driver isn't entirely that investors are crowding out retail home purchasers -- as Trulia (TRLA) chief economist Jed Kolko notes in an article appearing at The Atlantic, vacancy rates are unusually high. Homes are intentionally being kept off the market.
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