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The Hurdles of Housing Inventory

Housing inventory is historically low, and it’s driving up home prices—and demand—across the country. But what’s causing the shortage and how can the market overcome it? New data has some answers.

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Tight Inventory Drives Apartment Demand Sky-high

As housing inventory continues to tighten, would-be homeowners are being driven toward renting—and the apartment market is struggling to keep up. According to a new study, the U.S. will need 4.6 million new apartments by 2030 in order to keep up with demand—or 325,000 every year. About 1 million new renter households were formed every year over the last five years. This steep jump is caused, in large part, by consumers delaying housing purchases. Aging and changes in consumer sentiment have also played a role, according to experts.

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