1. Every state has at least 50% of its housing units owned with a mortgage.
The two states with the lowest percentage of housing unites owned with a mortgage are California with 55.9% and New York with 54.9%. The state with the highest percentage is West Virginia with 72.9%.
2. The median home value is higher than ever.
It grew steadily from 1940 to 1970, but then took off.
5. If you want to own a home, live in Florida, Colorado, or Virginia. Don’t live in New York City.
6. Homeownership rates decreased from 2007–2009 to 2010–2012 in the 50 biggest cities in the country.
7. Among the 50 biggest counties, Maricopa (Arizona), Contra Costa (California), Fulton (Georgia), Broward (Florida), and Clark (Nevada) saw the biggest drops in homeownership rates.
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