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How a possible recession is stopping young homebuyers — and what you can do to fix it

Lenders and real estate agents need to help educate Millennials on “timing the market” and why it’s still a good time to buy

Last year proved to be an unexpectedly good year for housing in general and mortgage companies in particular.

Ten years after the end of the financial crisis, low interest rates and strong home-price growth contributed to a banner year, with consumers sitting on record amounts of home equity to tap. But the ten-year mark also spawned a host of predictions for a coming recession, maybe even in 2020. Our economy operates on a cycle, and a full decade of growth seems bound to end with a downturn.

But just as one of the most famous car chases in U.S. history forever tied itself to the Ford Bronco, the word recession became interlinked with the fear-inducing phrase “housing crisis.” The scars of the crisis are still very raw and very real for potential young homebuyers…

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