Inheritance of housing

Hello! I am trying to determine the value of inherited real estate (esp. primary residences) over time. Does the ACS have any relevant data?

  • In ACS there are variables for ownership that include "Housing units with a mortgage" and "Housing units without a mortgage." But there are no variables on inheritance. Try the Survey of Consumer Finances?

  • "Housing units without a mortgage" is a gem of a variable.  We were able to use it to show that in Philadelphia, there are low-income neighborhoods with a high rate of free-and-clear homeownership, which is interesting and has policy implications (such as on property tax policy)