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Homeownership by Region, 2016

Monday, May 1, 2017

Nationally, the rate of homeownership fell to 63.4% in 2016, according to the Census Bureau's Housing Vacancies and Homeownership survey. To find a lower national rate, you have to go all the way back to 1965. But trends vary by region.

Northeast Homeownership Rate

2016: 60.2% (lowest rate since 1976)
2015: 60.9%
2005: 65.2% (peak year)

Midwest Homeownership Rate

2016: 68.4% (slightly higher than in 2015)
2015: 68.3% (lowest rate since 1989)
2004: 73.8% (peak year)

South Homeownership Rate

2016: 65.0% (lowest rate since 1965)
2015: 65.1%
2004: 70.9% (peak year)

West Homeownership Rate

2016: 58.5% (lowest rate since 1987)
2015: 58.7%
2006: 64.7% (peak year)

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The HPBA Needs Your Help Right Now!

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) is conducting a jobs numbers survey of the entire U.S. wood heat industry (members and non-members) and we need your help right now....

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Richard Frinier Wins Platinum ADEX Award

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Renowned designer Richard Frinier was honored with a Platinum award in this year’s ADEX awards competition, an industry recognition of design and product innovation, for his Seaside Collection of Sunbrella fabrics....

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