Local housing advocates have long warned that Massachusetts needs more development to meet the demands of first time homebuyers, yet most new construction is still aimed at the luxury market. In our continuing FOCUS series, "Growing Pains," we look the struggle to find a starter home in Boston.


Tim Warren is the CEO of the Warren Group, which tracks and analyzes real estate data throughout Massachusetts.

Barry Bluestoneheads the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University.