France is a nation of home owners

Statistics reveal the French love to own homes

Newly-released statistics show France is becoming a nation of home owners with the percentage of average French people owning their own home rising from 54.4% in 1996 to 62% in 2013, the most recent year for which figures are available.

These average French are also  ‘median households’ as defined by the state statistics agency Insee, as their earnings of €1,500 to €1,850 a month split the population between the poorest and the best-off parts.

Figures for all the population show that 58% of all French households own their home against one ...

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