First-Time Buyers Continue to Wait

Manageable rents and flexibility are reasons people aren’t buying houses.

January 5, 2016

First-time buyers are making up less of the homebuying market, reports.

While younger adults delay the process of purchasing their first home, typically due to affordability and financial flexibility concerns, other segments of buyers are impacted.

“For the housing market, meanwhile, first-timers represent fresh demand,” Andrea Riquier of writes. “Without them, current homeowners can’t sell homes and move up; without move-up transactions, many older people can’t sell and downsize as part of retirement.”

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