A house with a "for sale" sign in front is seen in Newton, Mass.
In this Sept. 19, 2011 file photo, a house with a "for sale" sign in front is seen in Newton, Mass. Home ownership over the past decade posted the biggest drop since the Great Depression as layoffs, foreclosures and the mortgage mess made it harder for people to buy or hold onto their homes. Analysts say the U.S. may never return to its mid-decade peak of roughly 7 in 10 homes owned by their occupants. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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