11 housing markets with plenty of first time home buyer inventory

First time home buyers have a particularly hard time finding affordable inventory, but there are plenty of starter homes to go around in a handful of metro areas in the United States, according to Trulia.

Well over one-third of home purchasers nationwide are first-time buyers and the consumer segment represents a significant source of business for mortgage lenders, particularly given the purchase-driven market that has emerged in 2017. However, entry-level homes represent less than 26% of overall listings, creating housing market strain for would-be buyers, real estate professionals and mortgage lenders.

But in some areas, the starter-home share of overall property listings is meeting demand, according to what Trulia calls its “Market Mismatch Score.”

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