I’ve been interested in residential real estate for years. I love researching different markets and following trends. Like everyone else, I’ve watched as housing prices have risen rapidly over the last few years. First-time home buyers in major metro areas are finding the supply of starter homes extremely tight, which is making affordability a challenge (there are other factors too). A few weeks ago, I read this article explaining that the problem’s not just in major metros.
Supply and affordability of starter homes are big problems waiting to be solved. I’m not sure what the right solutions are. Once they’re figured out, demand for them will be huge. Solving these problems won’t be easy, but it’s a massive entrepreneurial opportunity.
I suspect we’ll see more innovation as the problem becomes more painful. I’m looking forward to following the space and the innovative solutions founders create.