5 Hurdles to Buying a Home

5 Hurdles to Homeownership

Despite steadily improving local job markets and historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate is stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions, and housing supply shortages.

Read more about a new white paper titled, “Hurdles to Homeownership: Understanding the Barriers” released on June 9 in recognition of National Homeownership Month at the National Association of REALTORS® Sustainable Homeownership Conference at University of California, Berkeley.

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