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This report presents 116th congressional district, as well as state-level data about homeownership and the housing market that REALTORS® can use to advocate for sustainable and affordable homeownership. For many people, homeownership is the achievement of the American dream and the major source of wealth.

In 2018 Q4, the U.S. homeownership rate continued to increase to 64.8 percent (64.4 in 2018 Q3; 64.2 percent in 2017 Q4). The homeownership rate has been steadily rising, although modestly, since 2016 Q2 when it fell to a low of 62.9 percent, after peaking at 69.2 percent in 2004 Q4.

Homeownership provides an opportunity for households and the succeeding generations to move up the economic ladder and build up wealth. According to NAR's analysis, a homeowner who purchased a house 30 years ago typically gained $231,400 in housing wealth by 2018.1 The Federal Reserve Board estimates that in 2016, the median net worth of homeowners was 45 times the median net worth of renters of $5,200. Homeownership also brings tremendous social and economic benefits by encouraging  the formation of safe, stable, and livable neighborhoods.2

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Current U.S. Homeownership Rate

Chart: U.S. Homeownership Rate as of 2018 Q4

Real estate, demographic, and economic data are presented to provide information about the status of homeownership, trends in the real estate market, and the economic conditions that underlie the demand for housing. 

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) provides additional demographic data at the congressional district level. Please visit narrpr.com to generate the additional report.

1 "Metro Area Housing Wealth Gains," National Association of REALTORS®.
2 "Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing," National Association of REALTORS®, December 2016.

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