First-Time Buyers Face New Competition

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June 19, 2017

Today’s Headlines

First-Time Buyers Face New Competition

Institutional investors, who made it difficult for home buyers to compete for properties after the housing crash, are now being priced out of major markets. But a new force is stepping in to take their place—and it’s not making the real estate landscape any easier for everyday buyers.

Builders Eye Converting Strip Malls Into Homes

Some home builders are turning away from undeveloped land in far-suburban and rural areas and targeting places once considered urban blight.

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Plunge in Housing Starts to Create ‘Emergency’?

The real estate industry desperately needs relief from the tight housing supply, says NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun.

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Home Equity Gains Shut Out Would-Be Buyers

Homeowners nationwide have doubled their equity since 2009. But the increases in home values—which lead to higher prices—make it harder for prospective buyers to break into homeownership.

Cities With the Most Million-Dollar Listings

“In more markets than ever before, the million-dollar mark is the new benchmark for that green lawn and white picket fence,” says a realtor.com® economist.

REALTORS® Predict Highest Price Hikes in West

View a chart of home-price expectations in your state over the next 12 months, according to the last REALTORS® Confidence Index.

6 Ways to Get Free Press

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