Divided Decade

How young homebuyers pull it off

by Reema Khrais May 3, 2018
Despite common narratives, 20- and 30-somethings are just as interested and hopeful about homeownership as everyone else.
Over the last year, Laura and Phillip Radke have spent thousands of dollars fixing up their $560,000 house in Los Angeles.
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Myths around homebuying: the dreaded 20 percent and millennial apathy

by Jana Kasperkevic Aug 11, 2017
Don’t give up on that dream of a white picket fence just yet.
Juan Carlos Correa (L) , a prospective home buyer is shown a short sale home by Denise Madan, a Real Estate agent with Re/Max, as he shops for a house on April 22, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida
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A move toward three bedrooms and two baths

by Nova Safo Feb 25, 2016
Half of all millennial buyers are purchasing single-family homes in the suburbs.
Cozy homes in Chicago's urban core can cost in the high hundreds of thousands to millions, pricing out many first-time home buyers.
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Existing home sales on the rise

by Tracey Samuelson Jun 22, 2015
More first-time buyers leaped into the housing market in May, Realtors say.

More housing starts don't mean more first-time buyers

by Scott Tong Aug 20, 2014
What’s driving the increase in housing start? Not first-time home buyers.

What should homebuyers ask themselves before entering the market?

by Lizzie O'Leary Aug 23, 2013
Existing home sales topped an almost four-year high in July. So what should you expect to encounter as a first-time home buyer?

First-time home buyers face difficulties

by Andrea Gardner Aug 6, 2013
President Obama will be in Phoenix today, continuing his national tour focusing on the economy. The president is promoting home ownership for the middle class. But there is tension between Obama's message and the reality for many first-time buyers.

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Inmates profit from homebuyer credit

by Sonata Lee Jun 23, 2010
Nearly 1,300 prison inmates across the nation swindled the government out of $9.1 million in tax credits reserved for first-time homebuyers,...

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