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First-Time Homebuyers

December 7, 2019, 7am PST
As non-owner-occupied homes increase in number in Queens neighborhoods, it's becoming harder for immigrants to afford a first home.
Next City
September 16, 2019, 1pm PDT
New home-buyers are a little older and a lot more likely to be single than they were 20 years ago.
CityLab
August 31, 2019, 7am PDT
A new tiny homes community offers vulnerable residents a chance to homeownership.
The Detroit Free Press
August 23, 2019, 9am PDT
"[P]erhaps at this point, this column should include a trigger warning for any young couple traumatized by the current housing market around here."
The Seattle Times
May 5, 2019, 5am PDT
A new report from the National Association of Realtors ranked the top homebuying destinations for Millennials.
CNBC
March 17, 2019, 1pm PDT
It's time to get demand and supply on the same page, according to this report.
RCLCO
March 13, 2019, 8am PDT
According to the Urban Institute's Housing Affordability for Renters Index, the number of renters who can afford to buy a home in their metropolitan area is generally increasing when compared to the housing bubble of the mid-2000s.
Urban Institute
November 24, 2018, 5am PST
New research suggests that millennials are remaining in urban areas as they transition from renting to homeownership.
CityLab
August 28, 2018, 8am PDT
Buying a home in California is increasingly a matter of generational wealth.
KPCC
October 12, 2017, 7am PDT
Homeownership is declining in the United States, so what does the new homeowner of the post-recession era look like?
Brookings
October 25, 2016, 6am PDT
A new study by the National Association of Realtors reveals trends in the real estate market—including a finding on the critical issue of Millennial preferences in housing.
Chicago Agent Magazine
March 1, 2016, 7am PST
How will millennial homebuyers change suburbia, or will they? Realtors observe that millennials relocating from the city look for parts of their urban lifestyle, e.g., walkable neighborhoods, yet they also have traditional suburban tastes.
Marketplace
January 25, 2016, 1pm PST
After a long absence, first-time buyers are finally returning to the real estate market.
Bloomberg Business
January 17, 2016, 9am PST
The nation's capital is hoping to increase the funding support offered to households through the Home Purchase Assistance Program to help more people afford the critical first step of buying a home.
Greater Greater Washington
July 30, 2015, 5am PDT
It's been a while since 2008, and a new crop of homeowners is colonizing the far-flung exurbs. Mostly foreclosed and even abandoned last time around, the exurbs are still a risky buy.
Bloomberg Business
July 8, 2015, 2pm PDT
Quartz shares a collection of data showing reasons for optimism on the road to a long, slow recovery.
Quartz
December 2, 2014, 2pm PST
New data released by online real estate marketplace Zillow suggests that 2015 will be a breakthrough year for first-time homebuyers.
Zillow
June 28, 2010, 9am PDT
More first-time, energy-conscious, urban home buyers with smaller households have contributed to a noticeable reduction in home size as shown in 2008-2009 housing Census data. Concurrently, lower-priced home sales outpaced more expensive homes.
The Philadelphia Inquirer Via Austin American Statesman
August 10, 2009, 6am PDT
The Center for Public Integrity runs the numbers, and finds that Americans are cashing in on "Cash for Clunkers" at a rate of $77 million a day, vs. $39 million for the first-time homebuyer credit.
Center for Public Integrity