Chart: Do you Own the Property You Live In?

The number of respondents telling us they own the homes they are living in has increased survey on survey. While still a minority, property owners are no longer only speculators, the rich and the upper middle classes.
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Caption: While once it was the preserve of the highest ends of the middle class, today affordable housing is the sweet spot for almost all developers.

As a result, today 13.34% of respondents live in homes they own, compared to 8.71% in 2014. We are becoming, slowly, a nation of homeowners.

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