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Market-rate renters keeping up with rising rents in US: study

They are thus able to put some money away for that eventual first purchase

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A POPULAR narrative of the US housing market has been that big city prices are locking out young buyers, feeding a cycle in which a growing number of people are forced to rent at ever higher rates as demand overwhelms supply. Throw in the fact that wages haven't kept pace, and you have a world where a wide swathe of Americans can't save enough to ever buy that first home.

The reality may be a bit more complicated. It's true that, when combined with a lack of government support for affordable...

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