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The annual paycheck for a 1st-time homebuyer is roughly $64,500 to afford the typical US 'starter' home in 2023 — up 13% from a year ago, according to a report from Redfin
by Ben Verde Jul 28
5 myths (you may believe) about affordable housing
Agent Missy Yost debunks common misconceptions around affordable housing that you may need to reconsider
by Missy Yost Jan 9
Affordable where? Fed efforts to cool the market still don't create affordable housing
Although the Fed's move to calm the market is a step in the right direction, it may not ultimately have much effect on affordability
by Anthony West Jul 20
From 2012 to 2019, builders constructed 5.9 million homes — far fewer than what’s needed for the 9.8 million households created during the same time period
by Marian McPherson Jan 21
Competition for starter homes will only heat up. Here's why
Market trends and emerging businesses and tools are hampering the dream of buying a home for 19M millennials who are stuck renting
by Steve Cook Aug 14
Why the money pouring into real estate tech is 'stupid'
In a wide-ranging interview, Patrick Stone, founder of the Williston Financial Group, shares his thoughts on real estate technology and his previous life as an oyster diver
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 16
Average days on market drops to lowest level in 8 years: Trulia
Homes sold in as little as 36 days in markets such as Seattle, San Francisco and San Jose
by Marian McPherson Jun 8
Buyers are giving up the search for that perfect starter home
As starter home inventory continues to dwindle, buyers are widening their budgets and setting their sights on premium homes, says Trulia
by Marian McPherson May 21
Millennials in particular are losing out as new home construction slows, and the tax overhaul and tariffs aren't likely to improve matters
Starter homes gaining equity faster than luxury sector: Zillow
Affordable housing inventory has decreased by 18% year-over-year, quickly pushing up home value appreciation
by Marian McPherson Feb 16
First-time buyers hardest hit when it comes to low inventory
Buyers looking for a starter home will have to spend 3.1 percent more
by Marian McPherson Jun 27
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New research from Trulia shows the tough market that first-time buyers face
by Marian McPherson Dec 14
A desert landscape
A solution to yesterday's need for more rentals has resulted in today's inventory shortage
by Marian McPherson Oct 18
Housing inventory rates falling in much of the country, Trulia says
Housing inventory continues to drop in most major metros for the fifth consecutive quarter
by Kimberly Manning Sep 22
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What the housing crisis and new attitudes toward homeownership mean for starter homes
by Peter Muoio Sep 2