A Housing Shortage Looms: Builders Can’t Keep Up

Starter homes especially are becoming scarce.

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The housing market looks OK at first glance. Home values are up sharply from the Great Recession, builders are busy, and home sales are on the upswing. But this market is a long way from normal. And it will be years before normality returns.

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Rodrigo Sermeño
, The Kiplinger Letter

Rodrigo Sermeño covers the financial services, housing, small business, and cryptocurrency industries for The Kiplinger Letter. Before joining Kiplinger in 2014, he worked for several think tanks and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C., including the New America Foundation, the Streit Council, and the Arca Foundation. Rodrigo graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in international affairs. He also holds a master's in public policy from George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government.