In Need of More Young Homeowners (as reported by Quentin Fottrell on Marketwatch.com)

18-34 year olds account for nearly half of the 2.4 million missing households in the United States. A “missing household” is a stat calculated as the number of people who do not own homes but who would have if not for the financial and housing market collapse of 2008. The number continues to get smaller, but younger Americans continue to opt out of the new home-buying movement, and often it is by choice. In addition to being wary of stocks and global financial markets, it seems that young Americans are a bit skittish about the housing market, after seeing what happened to their parents just five years ago. This means more renters, more roommates, and more people still living at home with their parents. For the full story, click here.

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