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Kansas City Housing Market A Nightmare For Buyers

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Many seeking to buy their first home have been met with increased prices, virtual showings, and competitive offers making home-buying a stressful experience.

Prospective homebuyers are having a tough time finding a dream home in the metro.

Low supply, high demand, and the skyrocketing cost of lumber are all contributing to what is becoming one of the worst times for buying a house in the Kansas City area. Two veteran realtors on why this year has seen such a spike in people looking to purchase a home.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at