Why hasn’t the US Homeownership rate recovered?

Millennials get a lot of press for spending exorbitant amounts of money on avocado toast, but they can’t get on to the property ladder?

It’s a decade after the spectacular collapse of Lehmann Brother, Fanny May and Freddie Mac and the ensuing financial meltdown, yet home ownership has not yet recovered and remains at rates last seen in the 60s.

Millennials now have the lowest home ownership rate of any generation. Is this an unfair blip in a generational cycle or is there a reason why Millennials can’t save money to invest in a property?

Why hasn’t the US homeownership rate recovered? infographic from Mortgage Calculators covers a variety of reasons, backed by data, that review what is going on with the current state of the US housing market.

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Why hasn't the US Homeownership rate recovered?
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