Tight supply is pushing home prices past their peaks in some markets and well past income growth nationally. Mortgage rates were historically low in 2016, helping to offset the higher prices, but that is not the case this year. Rates are already up significantly since the election and are expected to continue higher.
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Record prices for new homes amid a sales pickup indicate the supply of houses may be tight at the lower end of the market, pinching first-time buyers, government data showed Friday. Single-family home sales increased 2.9% month over month to a 610,000 annualized pace (the estimate was 590,000).
Starter Homes: Low Supply Meets Low Demand?. Potential first-time buyers are also grappling with unprecedented student debt, surging home prices, and stricter lending standards, all of which inhibit their path to homeownership.. are squeezing profitability and steering home builders away from starter homes. The size of new homes continues.
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This is counter intuitive to the national narrative on low housing inventory, where tight inventory levels are sparking substantial price gains as competition intensifies among buyers, and instead suggests that significantly lower demand for starter homes is cutting prices in certain metros despite falling inventory for the segment.
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Surging Prices for New U.S. Homes Suggest Tight Low-End Supply – Record prices for new U.S. homes amid a sales pickup indicate the supply of houses may be tight at the lower end of the market, pinching first-time buyers, government data showed Friday.
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