2017 surprised everyone in real estate. An unstable political climate and unbalanced real estate market meant many prospective homebuyers were left in the dust. While you begin researching what the 2018 housing market will entail, be sure to keep this in mind - the market isn’t likely to pick up soon, especially for first-time home buyers. Below we’ll be outlining a few key trends. Ultimatey harsh reality that things may not be looking up for first time home owners in 2018.