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2022 - Realtors - Obstacles
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Obstacles to home buying

Source: National Association of Realtors
Report date: April 2022

A survey commissioned by NAR looks at hurdles aspiring homeowners face. The survey, conducted by Morning Consult, breaks down responses by race and ethnicity.


  • Nearly all homebuyers across races and ethnicities say homeownership is still the American Dream. 

  • 38% of Black potential homebuyers say have they faced discrimination during the home-buying process  

  • At least 3 in 4 potential homebuyers across all races and ethnicities say they are currently or planning to save for a down payment. 

  • Potential buyers across all races and ethnicities cite a lack of affordable homes and a lack of homes that fit their criteria as the primary obstacles to buying a home.

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