Government and industry experts agree, consumer interest in buying homes is an essential element of a healthy real estate market, and absorption of today’s bloated housing supply is critical to recovery. These market fundamentals, though, are moving farther and farther out of reach as the American Dream of homeownership fades into the background for many.
A new study from real estate data provider Trulia found that one out of four renters do not plan on buying a home — ever. Of those renters who do see a home purchase in their future, 68 percent said it would be more than two years before they make that investment.
Trulia says this reluctance to buy could potentially drag out the real estate market’s recovery timeline further than many have predicted and the domino effect of such a delay could pose an enormous threat to the nation’s overall economic health.
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