Overland Park KS Homes for sale & Johnson County Real Estate Blog: First time buyer homeownership falls dramatically in Overland Park Kansas

First time buyer homeownership falls dramatically in Overland Park Kansas

First time buyer johnson county kansasThe year 2014 marked a major turning point in the real estate market for Overland Park and Johnson 
County Kansas. For the first time since the housing market crashed in 2007 we saw consistent home price appreciation in resale homes and a sizable increase in new home construction. However, something was still missing.

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So what was missing? First time homebuyers. First time homebuyers normally make up 33 to 35% of all home purchases. In 2014 we saw that number drop to a historicall low 26%.

This blog is the first in a series exploring why first time buyers are not purchasing homes and what can be done to reverse this trend and help make purchasing that first home possible.

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Check back as we explore the following topics:


Part 2 : The Top 5 reasons why you can't or won't purchase an Overland Park Home?

Part 3 : 5 Creative ways to get a down payment for your first home

Part 4: No Down Payment Loan Options, do I even want to do this?

FHA Loans, the best and worst option to purchasing a home in Johnson County Kansas


First Time buyer pitfalls, don't make these mistakes.



 Mike Russell is a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty. Mike specializes in Johnson County Kansas Homes and Real Estate for sale. Mike is a tech savvy realtor with over 17 years experience. Did you enjoy Mike's Blog? Feel free to subscribe or join Mike on his Social Network to stay up to date on Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee and all of Johnson Counties real estate news and more...

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