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29 out of the Top 30 Most Populated Counties Experienced an Increase in Rental Yield from 2009 to 2015

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Gavop’s study shows that rental yield increased by 0.9 percent from 2009 to 2015 in the United States. The top most populated counties in the U.S. experienced a similar increase in rental yield ranging from 0.8 percent to 2.6 percent increase.

Rental yield is a term used to describe the rate of income return over the cost associated with a property. Analysts from Gavop used information from the United States Census Bureau to examine rental yield as a way to look at U.S. housing market trends.  There was a rental yield increase in many ...

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Utah Home Insurance Data Shows a 3x Cost Difference Between the Cheapest & Most Expensive Options

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A recent analysis from Gavop found that there was a 3x difference in price between the cheapest and most expensive home insurance options for specific counties in Utah.  The analysis used data from Utah’s Department of Insurance to gauge market trends.  The figures used in the study represent comparison samples of premiums charged by insurance companies in Sandy and Provo City.

Below is a table that shows the top 3 cheapest and most expensive home insurance options available in both cities.  The data was divided into brick and frame style homes valued at $250,000.

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Millennials Impacted the Most as Homeownership Falls in the U.S.

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Gavop’s study on homeownership rates based on Census Bureau data shows that the millennial age group experienced a higher decrease in homeownership than any other age group between 2009 and 2015.

Specifically, homeownership decreased by 18.96 percent for adults under 35 years-old. Homeownership also decreased by 17.74 percent for people aged 35-44 and by 2.61 percent for ages 45-60. There was, however, an increase of 17.58 percent for people 60 and over. The statistics ...

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