Veterans More Likely to Own a Home Than Non-Vets

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January 08, 2016

The ownership rate for veterans in 2014 was 76 percent, which was 13.5 percentage points higher than rates for non-veterans.

The NAR’s Economists' Outlook blog broke down a report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 and 2014 American Community Surveys. At their 2006 peak, veterans had a ownership rate of 79.5 percent.

Homeownership rates for active duty veterans (34.7 percent in 2014) are much lower than both vets and non-vets. Active duty military personnel, however, tend to be younger and earn less.

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