How Experts Can Help Close the Gap in Today’s Homeownership Rate

During Black History Month, we take time to consider the past and present experiences of Black Americans, including their journey towards homeownership. Although access to housing has become more equitable, households of color still face significant obstacles in achieving homeownership. It is crucial to discuss these challenges and how working with the right real estate professionals can make a significant difference for diverse homebuyers.

Unfortunately, there is still a significant gap between the overall average U.S. homeownership rate and that of non-white groups, particularly in the Black community as shown in the graph below.

The ability to own a home is a crucial factor in building household wealth that can be passed on to future generations. Unfortunately, there are significant obstacles in the homebuying process that can disproportionately affect certain groups. These barriers can delay or even prevent many individuals from achieving homeownership, which can limit their ability to reap the benefits of owning a home. According to a recent report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR):

“. . . not all [households] have the same opportunities to homeownership, with many of them facing more constraints in their effort to achieve the American Dream. . . . Given that homeownership contributes to wealth accumulation and the homeownership rate is lower in minority groups, data shows that the net worth for these groups is also lower.”

Despite the challenges, there are potential solutions for those in these communities who are looking to purchase a home with the appropriate support and resources. Jacob Channel, Senior Economist at LendingTree, suggests:

“The problem does exist. We have data that back that up. But there are solutions, and Black homebuyers shouldn’t lose faith that they’ll never be able to become homeowners.”

This is precisely why having a team of experts who understand and can support diverse groups throughout the homebuying process is critical.

These professionals are not only experienced advisors with a deep understanding of the local real estate market, but they are also compassionate allies who will advocate for your best interests every step of the way.

Final Thoughts

Although access to housing is improving every day, there are still equity challenges that some homebuyers face. It is crucial to have an advocate on your side as you navigate the path to homeownership. Let’s connect to ensure that you have the right support and resources to achieve your goal of becoming a homeowner.

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