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Paul Yorkis, president, Massachusetts Association  of Realtors Paul Yorkis, president, Massachusetts Association of Realtors

WALTHAM, MA—While the residential sales market in Massachusetts was very strong last year, one sector that took it on the chin was first-time buyers.

According to the 2016 Massachusetts Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers study produced by the National Association of Realtors, the market share of first-time homebuyers fell to a record low 35% in 2016, down from a 41% share a year earlier.

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