Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

First-time home buyers feel the squeeze

High interest rates, high home prices and availability all factors

Add another factor into the challenge of attracting workers and families to North Dakota: the lack of affordable, modern, quality homes.

With home prices at historic highs and interest rates double what they were a year before, first-time home buyers searching for a place to call their own are in the grip of a squeeze that shows no signs of loosening any time soon.

With those high costs, and the a...