5 factors putting downward pressure on homeownership

  • Post-foreclosure stress disorder, mortgage availability, the growing burden of student loan debt, single-family housing affordability and single-family housing supply shortages are the five key barriers to homeownership.

Despite robust job growth and low interest rates, U.S. homeownership rates remain at a 50-year low due to issues with affordability, crushing student loan debt, harsh credit conditions and tight inventory supply.