Assessing the State of the Housing Union

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Suzanne De Vita | RISMedia 

In 2018, the challenge for the housing industry will be balancing bursting demand with a severe shortage of supply, according to realtor.com®’s State of the Housing Union, released in-step with the U.S. State of the Union this week. As with 2017, first-time buyers will have the hardest time, with little in their price point.

 

“The macro-factors that have defined real estate in recent years—strong demand and weak supply—continue to set the tone for the industry,” says Joseph Kirchner, senior economist for realtor.com.


The issues? Builders have been burdened by construction costs and lack of labor, and have concentrated on higher-priced homes. Click here to read more