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Where have all the first-time buyers gone?

Washington Bureau Chief

Here’s a troubling trend for the housing market: First-time buyers now account for only one-third of all home purchases, the lowest share since 1987.

That’s according to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, which questioned a random sample of people who purchased homes between July 2013 and June 2014.

It’s not just not as easy as it used to be for young adults to purchase a home, said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

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