Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

Posted Posted in Baby Boomers, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers

The Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The survey reported that 65% of Americans believe homeownership is a good financial investment. Since 2014, the percentage has increased by over nine percent.The Fed’s survey also showed that when the results are broken down by age, education, income, […]

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in Baby Boomers, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers

Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years. Stock owners are more positive about real estate than stocks as an investment. Of the 4 listed, real estate is the only investment you can also live in! Content previously […]

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

Posted Posted in Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates

If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. You may […]

Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise

Posted Posted in Baby Boomers, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Senior Market

As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average age in the U.S. is 78 years old!  As a […]

Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes?

Posted Posted in Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Senior Market

Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving. The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers Generational Trend Report by NAR clarifies this point! NAR’s findings show that Baby Boomers (43%) and the Silent […]

Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available

Posted Posted in Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Luxury Market, Pricing

Over the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about their own future. For many, a change in lifestyle might necessitate a change in the type of home they live in. That two-story, four-bedroom colonial with three bathrooms no longer fits […]

What Would Make You Sell Your House?

Posted Posted in Baby Boomers, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Senior Market

There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors asked recent home sellers to share their reason for moving. The younger the respondents, the more likely their top response centered around needing a larger home (ages 29 to 53). […]

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage

Posted Posted in Baby Boomers, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Senior Market

There has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict each other. Some claim this generation is becoming the largest share of first-time home buyers, while others claim millennials don’t want to own a home, blaming them for the dip in homeownership rate. While […]

Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

Posted Posted in Baby Boomers, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy, Senior Market

Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotional or social reasons.) For Americans approaching retirement age, one of […]