Move-In Ready Starter Homes Become Harder To Find

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In their recent Inventory & Price Watch report, Trulia reported that, while the national housing inventory has risen 3.3% over the last year, the available inventory of starter homes has hit a 6-year low.  In addition, they report that the quality of available starter homes appears to have diminished and are less likely to be move-in ready with fixer-uppers constituting 11.2% of the market, compared with 10.3% in 2012.

“First-time home buyers face a perfect storm this spring. Affordable, move-in ready starter homes have become harder to find amid rising home prices and mortgage rates. While new home construction hit a 10-year high in 2017, these units have not translated into starter home inventory just yet.”  Said Cheryl Young, Trulia’s Senior Economist.

Trulia’s Inventory and Price Watch found that first-time buyers will face a tough spring market in 2018. Not only will buyers face fierce competition in a tighter and pricier housing market, the quality of available starter homes appears to have diminished. (PRNewsfoto/Trulia)

Click here to read the full report on Trulia.com.