home ownership

Case-Shiller Index Shows Home Prices Ballooned to the Stratosphere in April 2013

The April 2013 S&P Case Shiller home price index shows a 12.1% price increase from a year ago for over 20 metropolitan housing markets and a 11.6% change for the top 10 housing markets from April 2012.  This is the highest yearly gain since March 2006.

Home Ownership & Vacancy Rates for Q1 2012 - Lowest Home Ownership Since Q4 1996

The Census Bureau released the Q4 home ownership, rental and vacancy rates for Q1 2012. Home ownership dropped 1.0% from Q1 2011 to 65.4%, a 0.6% drop from last quarter. This is the lowest home ownership rate since the end of 1996 and the first quarter of 1997.