Did the recession turn homeowners off from the idea of owning a home and instead leave them in favor of renting one? Not likely, an August white paper from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University found. The authors discovered that homeownership following the recession is more likely to be determined by an individual’s status as a homeowner or a renter through the downturn. The report used data from Fannie Mae’s 2010 and 2011 National Housing Surveys. Read the full report.

  • Share of Respondents that View Owning as Financially Better than Renting

    Credit: Courtesy JCHS

    Share of Respondents that View Owning as Financially Better than Renting

  • Share of Respondents that Expect to Buy a Home at Some Point in the Future

    Credit: Courtesy JCHS

    Share of Respondents that Expect to Buy a Home at Some Point in the Future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Share of Respondents by Reasons to Own a Home

    Credit: Courtesy JCHS

    Share of Respondents by Reasons to Own a Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Share of Respondents Indicating Some Exposure to Housing Market Distress

    Credit: Courtesy JCHS

    Share of Respondents Indicating Some Exposure to Housing Market Distress