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Week of Nov. 8th-Number of First-Time Home Buyers Falls to Lowest Levels in Three Decades

November 8, 2015

The share of U.S. homes sold to first-time buyers this year declined to its lowest level in almost three decades, raising concerns that young people are being left out of an otherwise strong housing-market recovery.

First-time buyers fell to 32% of all purchasers in 2015 from 33% last year, the third straight annual decline and the lowest percentage since 1987, according to a report released Thursday by the National Association of Realtors, a trade group.  Read the rest of the story.

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