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The effects of the real estate bust on renter perceptions of homeownership

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  • J. Michael Collins
  • Laura Choi

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After almost a decade of strong price appreciation, the housing market fell into a steep decline in 2007. By 2008, foreclosure filings on owner-occupied homes were surpassing record levels. Due to the housing downturn, fewer renters may aspire to own a home, which could have lasting implications for neighborhoods and household asset building. This study analyzes the impact of the housing downturn on renters’ intent to purchase a home, their perceptions of the risks and benefits of homeownership, and their interest in information and advice concerning homeownership. ; Based on a survey of 400 low- and moderate-income renters in the San Francisco Bay Area, most renters continue to aspire to homeownership, especially renters who are younger, who have higher incomes, and who speak English at home. In addition, lower-income and minority renters, as well as renters who reside in zip codes with greater exposure to foreclosures, have more negative perceptions of homeownership. Together, these findings indicate the housing downturn produced shifts in renters’ aspirations to own a home and the expected risks and benefits of owning a home that vary by residential location and demographic characteristics.

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  • J. Michael Collins & Laura Choi, 2010. "The effects of the real estate bust on renter perceptions of homeownership," Community Development Investment Center Working Paper 2010-01, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfcw:2010-01
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    Home ownership ; Rental housing ; Housing - San Francisco;

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