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Housing affordability is weakening at the fastest pace in a quarter century Boon to Multifamily Sector

Randolph Taylor

Multifamily Investment Sales Broker at Marcus & Millichap
Chicago-Oak Brook
O (630) 570-2246
M (630) 344-9355
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Housing affordability is weakening at the fastest pace in a quarter century – Boon to Multifamily Sector?

Randolph Taylor

Multifamily Investment Sales Broker at Marcus & Millichap
Chicago-Oak Brook
O (630) 570-2246
M (630) 344-9355
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Home Price Appreciation Widens Affordability Gap, Sustains Strong Apartment Housing Demand

Robust housing demand spurred by steady job gains and wage growth ticked up the home-ownership rate by 60 basis points to 64.3 percent at the end of 2017. The increase was driven by a 220-basis-point advance in the home-ownership rate for those under age 35 to 36.4 percent. Though it is encouraging that this age group is actively purchasing homes, young adult home ownership remains below its pre-recession rate of 40 percent, indicating there is still room for improvement.

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Randolph Taylor

Multifamily Investment Sales Broker at Marcus & Millichap
Chicago-Oak Brook
O (630) 570-2246
M (630) 344-9355
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Existing single-family home sales increased a modest 1 percent over 2017 as limited for-sale inventory kept the market from gaining traction. While many of the factors contributing to a restriction in sales velocity remain the same, changes to the tax code remove some of the incentives to homeownership, and anticipated interest rate increases this spring will bring additional challenges to the future of the housing market.

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