The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
New Home Sales
High prices will exclude many first-time buyers from entering the market
On average, houses for sale in these cities saw a 19 percent drop in days on market year over year
Analysts forecast that lean supply won’t bulk up anytime soon
As sales fell, the housing index also experienced a dip of more than 1 percent
The NAR says current economic conditions are favorable for first-time buyers.
U.S. housing was affordable despite increasing prices nationwide
The readings far exceed what economists forecasted
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Half of major metros are seeing increasing sales thanks to a rebound in the share of all-cash purchases, and a growing share of FHA buyers
Compared to any other age group, Younger Boomers bought the most multigenerational homes
A study found that 93 percent of 75.3 million Millennials want to own a home in the near future