Hispanic Homeownership Defies National Trend

The Hispanic demographic was the only ethnic demographic with an increase in the homeownership rate in 2016. The Hispanic homeownership rate rose from 45.6 percent in 2015 to 46 percent last year, according to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

Further, the Hispanic population added 330,000 households, leading in net household formations for 2016 too, according to Census Bureau data.

“With credit remaining tight and limited housing inventory in several markets, these numbers are extremely encouraging and a testament to the economic resilience of the Hispanic community,” says Joseph Nery, 2016 NAHREP president. “As the mortgage industry continues to recognize the exceptional opportunities in serving the Hispanic market and adjusts accordingly, we expect these numbers to only improve.”

Source: National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals