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The supply of homes for sale in North Carolina has plummeted, with Raleigh’s inventory falling the most among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas, down more than two-thirds since 2020.

Meanwhile, prices continue to rise, according to data from the real estate website Zillow.

Roberto Quercia, a distinguished professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of City and Regional Planning, said this leaves few options for those with modest incomes – like seeking housing farther away, and dealing with high gas prices.