Where's my starter home?

Why it seems impossible to buy your first home

According to a Washington Post Article, it is getting harder and harder for people to buy "starter homes." Though a lot of factors play a part in this, some of it is based on a shortage of smaller, modestly priced homes on the market. What can we do to make building this type of housing more likely? (Also, the accompanying graphic is interesting.)

These prices are soaring, in part, because starter homes are some of the rarer creatures on the market now.
— Emily Badger, Washington Post