Housing markets braced for deluge of new first-time buyers

Nearly 45 million people in the U.S. will reach the typical age for first-time home buyers in the next 10 years – 3.1 million more than the past decade – creating more demand in an already challenging market for those looking to get into their first home. The typical first-time home buyer in the U.S.

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Are Open Houses Being Underutilized?

Open houses can generate a lot of buyer traffic for a listing, but they are held for only a small fraction of listings. According to a HomeFinder.com study, open houses were held to reach potential buyers for only 6.3 percent of listings nationwide.

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