The dream of homeownership is one shared by many Americans - yet it's a goal too often out of reach for people of color, said Otis Rolley, president of the Wells Fargo Foundation and head of Philanthropy and Community Impact. The reasons for the homeownership gap are many - including historic redlining, challenges to accessing credit and capital, public policy, and the real estate industry intentionally steering people of color away from certain communities and neighborhoods. READ MORE AT MORNINGSTAR
Inflation and rising interest rates will affect the South Florida real estate market in 2023, but it will still remain strong thanks in part to foreign buyers, mainly from Latin America, who were number one in 2022, according to specialists consulted by EFE. READ MORE AT EL AMERICAN
We have witnessed the tremendous buying power of Hispanics as their homeownership rates skyrocket. And yet, many Spanish-speaking customers run into roadblocks when it comes to financing. According to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, Latinos experienced a 19.1% home purchase denial rate for conventional loans and were 81% more likely to be denied than their non-Latino counterparts. READ MORE AT NATIONAL MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL
Last year, about half of Latino households in the U.S. were homeowners. And according to the Urban Institute, this group could make up 70% of new homeowners over the next two decades. But new findings suggest Latinos are more likely than any other ethnic group to use risky home financing. READ MORE AT KGOU OKLAHOMA
Projections show half of all homebuyers nationally will be Hispanic in the next decade. Latinos are the only demographic in the U.S. to increase their rate of homeownership for each of the past six years, according to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. Oklahoma had the fifth-highest growth at 95.5% from 2009 to 2019, according to NAHREP. READ MORE AT THE JOURNAL RECORD
Hispanics and Latinos make up almost 19% of the U.S. population (or 62.1 million out of more than 332 million), according to the 2020 Census. Keeping this projected growth in mind, SmartAsset examined data to determine the cities where Hispanics and Latinos fare best economically nationwide. This is SmartAsset’s first study on where Hispanics and Latinos fare best economically. As part of our ongoing diversity coverage, you can also read our studies on where Black Americans and Asian Americans fare best economically. READ MORE AT MONEYTALKSNEWS
After losing 66 percent of their household wealth in the Great Recession, Latino homeowners could now be poised to lead the country's economic recovery.
Latinos have increased their homeownership rate for six consecutive years, according to a 2020 report from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. READ MORE AT NBC NEWS
Amid the recent real estate bull market, one fact has been often overlooked: More than half of home ownership growth over the past decade has come from the Latino population. That trend is expected to continue. A study by the Urban Institute forecasts Latino buyers will comprise 70% of home ownership growth from 2020-2040, serving as the growth engine of American home buying. READ MORE AT CNBC
Even in a pandemic that resulted in steep job losses, economic turmoil, and a cutthroat housing market, more Hispanic buyers successfully purchased homes last year. More than 600,000 Latinos bought a home with a mortgage last year—a 13% jump from 2019, according to a recent report by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.
For many Hispanic buyers, COVID-19 cemented their desire and accelerated their plans to become homeowners. Record-low mortgage rates also served as an incentive, driving down monthly mortgage costs. READ MORE AT REALTOR.COM
With U.S. Census data reporting that more than half of all infants born in the United States last year were minorities or multiracial, with whites having 1.1 births for every death and Hispanics counting 8.9 births for every death, it stands to reason that the profile of home buyers is also undergoing a change that may accelerate in years to come. The folks at Movoto.com, a full service real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, CA, decided to figure out just how much.
Using data on the race/ethnicity of first time and repeat home buyers from the National Association of Realtor’s annual “Profile of Buyers and Sellers,” on its blog Movoto.com noted that whites accounted for about 85 percent of home purchases.
Last year, the other 15 percent of buyers included six percent Black/African-Americans, six percent Hispanic/Latino home buyers and four percent Asians or Pacific Islanders, with other ethnicities/races comprising up to two percent. READ MORE