Homeownership Rate Holds Steady; Vacancy Rates Hit 38-Year Low

The nation’s homeownership rate held relatively steady at 65.5 percent in the fourth quarter, the Census Bureau reported last week. But analysts said the rate could be somewhat higher, given the current shortage of homes available for sale.

3Q Homeownership Rate Falls by 0.5%

Despite a jump in home purchase activity this summer—but also perhaps because of the coronavirus pandemic—the U.S. homeownership rate slipped by 0.5 percent in the third quarter, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.