Tag Archive: first-time homebuyers

First-Time Homebuyer Activity Reaches Three-Decade Low

A combination of factors is keeping many younger Americans out of the real estate market, pushing the level of first-time homebuyer activity to its lowest level since the 1980s. And in the Bay Area, which has some of the most expensive home prices in the country, first-time buyers face even bigger challenges.

Real Estate Roundup: New Rental Homes Reach Capacity; Pending Sales Retreat

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that rental rates have stalled after investors bought millions of homes and converted them into rental properties. Also, the tight supply of available homes is holding back sales nationwide.

Real Estate Week: Conditions Are Improving, but Tight Housing Supply Is Limiting Growth

News this week of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious: A limited supply of homes is holding back sales in Western states, even as the West posted strong sales results for October. The Federal Reserve, meanwhile, says housing markets across the country are improving, especially in the West.

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