Population, wages drag pace of home building

Homes are hot again, and values have been creeping back up for years. In some markets, values have even been restored to pre-recession peaks and beyond.

One challenge in the Dayton area, however, has been a relative lack of inventory of available homes, Realtors have told this media outlet for months.

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That squeezed inventory tends to drive prices up, creating a seller’s market and forcing shoppers to move quickly when they find the home that’s right for them.

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Compounding the problem has a slowing in the building of new homes.

Here's what area home builders and market observers have been telling us: READ MORE.

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