My blog is brief today because I am working with the NAHREP research team to complete the annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report. The report provides an overview on how Hispanics are faring in terms of homeownership, and reviews various metrics to predict what is likely to happen in the near future. For NAHREP, it is our benchmark report and also serves as a report card for the effectiveness of our work. The good news is that the Hispanic homeownership rate increased for the fifth consecutive year; the only ethnic demographic to have achieved this milestone during the same period. This year’s report will cover more detail about local markets, specifically, where Hispanics are buying homes and the areas where the greatest opportunities exist for future growth. I don’t want to give too much away, but I can tell you that the state of Texas plays a prominent role.