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[Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies] The Changing Nature of First-Time Homebuyers, 1997-2015
November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Learn about a new research project examining the characteristics of today’s first-time homebuyers and documenting how the profile of first-time homebuyers has shifted over the past two decades. The project, which draws on a unique dataset from the American Housing Survey, is also looking at the relationship between changes in first-time homebuying and the recent decline in the national homeownership rate. Findings indicate that slowdowns in first-time homebuying have played a particularly substantial role in contributing to lowered homeownership rates, particularly for young households and African-American households.
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