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Fiscal Times money and life editor Beth Braverman soups out good and tough news of 2016 challenges and opportunities in relatively equal measures in this round-up of trends.

Her outlook for slightly eased credit conditions is offset by an assertion that first-time buyers will continue to struggle. A slow-down in price increases has rising interest rates as the counter-weight. Being easier to-buy than to-rent, and a re-emergence of suburban appeal have opposing forces to bear as well. Braverman writes:

10. New homes will come back big time. New home construction was one of the hardest-hit industries after the housing bust. At their lowest point in 2009, developers had scaled back production by nearly 79 percent. They’re finally starting to ramp up again.

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