Even as the economy slowly adds jobs, the key demographic of 25- to 34-year-olds is losing ground, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This represents a challenge for housing as young workers struggle to obtain the income, stability and credit necessary to purchase homes. "Even though home prices have rebounded strongly and are now close to 'normal' levels, construction still lags. New home starts and construction employment are still way below their pre-bubble norm and face a long, slow climb," said Jed Kolko, chief economist for Trulia.
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