Items Tagged with 'Vacancy rate'

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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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