The percentage of all U.S. homes empty and for sale, known as the vacancy rate, fell to 2.5% in the second quarter, from 2.7% in the first quarter, the U.S. Census Bureau said Friday.

The share of households that own their own residence stood at 67.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis.

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