Asian home ownership up in Bay Area

February 10, 2010 4:50:02 PM PST
Homeownership among ethnic Asians is growing in the Bay Area.

The "Wall Street Journal" is reporting that the ten most common surnames among bay area home buyers last year were Vietnamese, Chinese or Korean.

While the Vietnamese name Nguyen topped the list in both 1999 and 2009, Li, Wang, Liu, Huang and Chan have knocked Smith, Johnson, Garcia, Williams and Miller off the top 10 list over the past decade.