• Ready to buy a home? The trick is finding or affording one

    4 days ago - By Chron

    LOS ANGELES - Nathan Long and Lili Chin have struck out so far in their four-month search to find an affordable home in the Los Angeles area - a cold streak that threatens to mess up their anniversary plans.
    The housing market has been a pillar of economic strength during the pandemic, but many would-be homeowners, particularly first-timer buyers such as Long and his wife have met with frustration because of a low number of homes for sale and consistently rising prices.
    The couple made a major concession to the virus pandemic in August when they got married via Zoom. They planned to make...
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