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The 2021 real estate market was like a high-speed rollercoaster ride for buyers — one full of twists, turns, and upside-down loops. While the wild ride isn’t over just yet (sellers still have an advantage going into 2022), the market could ease up a little on first-time buyers, according to real estate experts. To help you better navigate buying a home in the year ahead, we’ve pinned down eight trends that analysts expect will shape the real estate market. And with those trends in mind, real estate agents and mortgage experts relayed their best tips for first-time buyers.  


From the continued demand for more living space to first-time buyers snapping up vacation rentals, here are the trends that will shape the 2022 home buying market.