The Shifting Profile of First-Time Homebuyers: 1997-2017
This paper describes trends in first-time homebuyer volumes and in selected characteristics using the AHS for 1997-2017. This discussion is supplemented by a detailed set of appendix tables that contain a broader set of homebuyer and housing unit characteristics for first-time homebuyers, as well as similar estimates for repeat homebuyers, all homebuyers, all homeowners, and all households. These tables contain estimates of first-time and repeat homebuyer characteristics that are not available in other published tables, providing a unique resource for readers seeking information about the characteristics of first-time and repeat homebuyers.
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