Compared to previous years, homeowners are opting to spend more time holding onto their homes, with the median tenure increasing by 3 years since 2008. As of 2018, the median duration of home ownership in the U.S. is 13 years. As should be expected, the fastest-growing metro areas had the lowest median tenures. As a result, the Phoenix metro area holding time is 8 years. I don’t want to appear to be picking on New Jersey again (see Which State is the Biggest Loser?), but in Newark, a place where fewer people are moving to, the typical homeowner stayed for 15 years.