Updated Housing Stats

The US Census Bureau has released updated home owner and rental vacancy statistics, and so we have updated our housing statistics tracking pages to reflect the updated information.  The US home ownership rate for 2010 fell for the sixth straight year. For more details, visit the following pages: Home ownership rates Rental vacancy rates Tags: …

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Senior Housing Market May Not Boom For Awhile

Housing developers have been looking at the Baby Boom generation as it aged and anticipating the gold mine of developing retirement housing for Baby Boomers. We are seeing signs that it may not work out that way: The general housing market is going to need to recover significantly before the retirement housing sector can take off, …

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Housing Continuum III – Mid-Range Multifamily/Rental

Link to previous articles: Part I – Introducing the Housing Continuum Part II – Entry-Level Multifamily/Rentals This article is the third in a series examining the housing market dynamics represented by what we call “The Housing Continuum”, as illustrated in the chart above.  The first article introduced the Housing Continuum concept.  The second article described …

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Recent Mover Renters: American Housing Survey Part II – Why Renters Leave Their Previous Unit

In Part I of this series, we focused on an overview of recent mover renters from the 2009 American Housing Survey and their previous units. In Part II, we will focus on why renters left their previous units. Reasons For Leaving Previous Unit Recent mover renters (those who had moved in the 12 months prior …

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The 2009 American Housing Survey & Recent Mover Renters Part I: Overview and Previous Units

More renters moved in the 12-month period before March 2009 than at any time in the previous decade, and they were more likely than in previous years to be moving out of a house, and/or to a situation where their housing costs decreased with their move, according to the first published data from the 2009 American …

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