New home buyers face shortage of household appliances

Household appliances including dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers are all said to be low in stock nationwide, and that’s forced some consumers to wait months for their orders to be fulfilled, according to a report in NPR. The shortage is, like mostly everything else these days, being blamed on the coronavirus pandemic. Steve Sheinkopf of

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Gen Z & millennials face entry-level housing shortage

With the oldest members of Generation Z finally entering their homebuying years, many of them are facing tough competition from older millennials in a market struggling with a serious shortage of entry-level homes for sale. “Gen Z is entering the housing market under the radar, but at a projected 65 million strong, they are going

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Housing inventory shows signs of bouncing back

The National Association of Realtors says it’s optimistic the dwindling home sales that have plagued the real estate market this year could be about to reverse course in the coming months.

Lumber prices, labor shortages and growing regulations hold back construction

A staggering 90 percent of home builders say the affordability of new properties is being hampered by rising lumber prices.

A lack of workers means builders can’t keep up with new home demand

Builders have addressed their inability to keep up with demand for new homes, saying there simply aren’t enough workers to build them.

Report: U.S. homebuilders have failed to keep up with population growth

Population growth has been outpacing that of housing construction in the U.S. for more than a decade. That’s according to the findings of a new report from the Up for Growth National Coalition, a group of real estate developers, owners,

Manufactured homes: The answer to America’s affordable housing shortage?

Manufactured homes seems to be getting serious consideration as a solution to the U.S.’s growing affordable housing shortage, if recent news reports are anything to go by.

Granny flats on the rise as cities battle against inventory shortage

So-called “granny flats”, which generally means specialized housing units for older in-laws, are seeing their popularity surge in a number of housing-starved areas across the country, according to media reports.

As space dries up on land, Hong Kong looks to build infrastructure underground

As Hong Kong faces up to the reality of its acute land shortage, city officials are looking to solve the territory’s housing problem with a truly novel idea – they’re looking at building some public facilities underground

NAR’s Yun: Inventory shortages mean there are no cheap homes left on the market

Last July saw an unexpected slump in the number of home sales, and experts say it could be a sign that the market has just become too expensive for “normal” buyers.

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