Spring home sales in mid-Atlantic are expected to be bright

  • Rising rents will influence more tenants to consider buying this spring.
  • Student loans remain a major barrier that will limit mid-Atlantic buyers.
  • D.C. enters spring as a seller's market, while buyers have the advantage in Baltimore.

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More than half, 57 percent, of Mid-Atlantic real estate professionals are optimistic this year’s spring home sales market will out due last year.

According to a Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) survey of 750 professionals, the entrance of more first-time buyers is the primary reason for this optimism.