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When it comes to homeownership, the U.S. ranks in the bottom third percentage of countries where households own their residences without the burden of a mortgage.

According to a Forbes report, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a study of 28 countries found where the homeownership rate was “free and clear” of mortgages. The U.S. ranked 26th with a 23% share of homeowner households that did not carry a mortgage. Only Denmark (11%) and the Netherlands (9%) ranked lower.

At the other end of the spectrum, Eastern Europe saw the most countries with a share of “free and clear” homeownership: Lithuania led the OECD rankings with a 83% share, followed by the Slovak Republic (69%), Hungary (68%), Slovenia (68%) and Poland (66%) in the top five.

Joining the Netherlands, Denmark and the U.S. in the bottom five were Germany (27%) and Canada (28%).