Owners' equity in household real estate, 1945-2007

Jun 2, 2008 @ 12:01 am (Updated 2:16 pm) EST

Owners' equity in household real estate, 1945-2007

During 2007, owners' equity as a percentage of household real estate value fell below 50% for the first time in 63 years. $ in billions.

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Year Household real estate value Home mortgages Owners' equity Equity as a % of value
1945 $116.00 $18.60 $97.50 84.00%
1946 133.4 23 110.5 82.8
1947 177.5 28.1 149.4 84.2
1948 199.3 33.1 166.2 83.4
1949 216.5 37.4 179.1 82.7
1950 243.3 45 198.3 81.5
1951 270.9 51.7 219.1 80.9
1952 294.8 58.4 236.3 80.2
1953 315.1 66 249.1 79.1
1954 337.6 75.3 262.3 77.7
1955 367.4 87.9 279.5 76.1
1956 394.3 98.7 295.6 75
1957 417.2 107.3 309.8 74.3
1958 438.4 117.1 321.3 73.3
1959 463.6 130 333.6 72
1960 486.9 141.3 345.6 71
1961 511.1 154 357.1 69.9
1962 533.2 168.3 364.9 68.4
1963 553.2 185.1 368.2 66.6
1964 579.8 202.3 377.5 65.1
1965 605.6 219.4 386.2 63.8
1966 649 232.7 416.3 64.1
1967 685.7 245.9 439.8 64.1
1968 768.2 262.8 505.3 65.8
1969 832.4 278.6 553.9 66.5
1970 874.5 285.9 588.6 67.3
1971 957.2 309.4 647.8 67.7
1972 1,098.60 343.5 755.1 68.7
1973 1,251.40 382.2 869.3 69.5
1974 1,261.10 419.3 841.9 66.8
1975 1,413.70 459 954.6 67.5
1976 1,590.00 517 1,073.00 67.5
1977 1,886.80 603 1,283.90 68
1978 2,210.90 708.6 1,502.30 67.9
1979 2,603.30 826.7 1,776.60 68.2
1980 2,943.20 926.5 2,016.70 68.5
1981 3,293.00 998.20 2,294.70 69.7
1982 3,447.40 1,031.10 2,416.20 70.1
1983 3,602.80 1,116.20 2,486.60 69
1984 4,110.10 1,242.80 2,867.30 69.8
1985 4,658.40 1,448.30 3,210.10 68.9
1986 5,088.20 1,647.00 3,441.10 67.6
1987 5,502.40 1,826.60 3,675.80 66.8
1988 5,977.80 2,052.80 3,925.00 65.7
1989 6,474.00 2,276.00 4,198.00 64.8
1990 6,580.50 2,503.70 4,076.70 62
1991 6,784.70 2,681.40 4,103.30 60.5
1992 7,116.80 2,852.70 4,264.10 59.9
1993 7,371.20 3,011.90 4,359.30 59.1
1994 7,634.70 3,178.90 4,455.80 58.4
1995 7,975.30 3,332.70 4,642.60 58.2
1996 8,349.20 3,538.20 4,811.10 57.6
1997 8,758.20 3,754.30 5,003.90 57.1
1998 9,538.50 4,055.90 5,482.50 57.5
1999 10,429.00 4,432.90 5,996.10 57.5
2000 11,374.30 4,818.30 6,556.00 57.6
2001 12,386.20 5,324.90 7,061.30 57
2002 13,585.40 6,034.10 7,551.30 55.6
2003 14,937.50 6,882.40 8,055.10 53.9
2004 16,701.70 7,837.60 8,864.10 53.1
2005 18,694.80 8,866.20 9,828.70 52.6
2006 19,887.50 9,854.00 10,033.50 50.5
2007 20,154.70 10,508.80 9,646.00 47.9
Source: Source: Federal Reserve Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States

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