One way to survive lean times: Keeping your operation lean

Posted On February 26, 2019

When the housing market crashed in 2008, Mobile builder Rogers & Willard found themselves in the same situation as pretty much every other construction company in America. After the crash, the company limped through 2009 on only a third of the revenue it had enjoyed in 2008. Times were lean. But fortunately for Rogers & […]

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Recession Economy, What's Working with Cam Marston, Work

The fall of the golf course community and rise of the … agrihood?

Posted On January 30, 2019

The good news for the real estate market is that millennial home-buying has slowly been trending upward since 2017. If you live in a golf course community and was hoping that’d help your property values, however, the news maybe isn’t so good. According to the Wall Street Journal, millennials are shunning such communities because they […]

Categories: Blog, Generation Y / Millennials, Home Ownership, Real Estate

How Long Does Your Generation Shop for Homes?

Posted On October 11, 2016

(Special Blog today comes courtesy of Zillow who researches generational trends on their users and homebuyers across the market place.) By Jennifer Riner Every generation offers specific trends, habits and lifestyles that sets them apart from their predecessors. Much like Generation X differs from their Baby Boomer elders, Generation Y thinks outside of the box […]

Categories: Financial Services, Generations, Real Estate

Top Cities for Millennials to Live Alone

Posted On September 7, 2016

(Today’s blog courtesy of Zillow.com. Thanks to Zillow for reaching out and offering this info. Good stuff.)   By Jennifer Riner Less than 9 percent of Millennials live solo these days – a portion of the population that’s been in decline for the past few years. Because of unaffordable rents and rising home prices, a […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Home Ownership, Real Estate

Gen X: The Foreclosure Generation

Posted On January 15, 2013

A new study by the St. Louis Fed takes a look at the housing crisis, particularly foreclosures, and finds a mixture of predatory lending and household overreach to blame. The hardest-hit demographic has been Generation X and, according to the Fed, Xers share some of the blame. Generation X has been the most likely to […]

Categories: Home Ownership, Real Estate, Recession Economy

RE/MAX Western Canada – Real Estate Sales Recap

Posted On February 24, 2012

Click on title above to see my recap from a recent conference in Victoria, Canada on how to appeal to different generations of home buyers.  Enjoy!

Categories: Home Ownership, Real Estate, Training Industry

Millennials Slow to Form Households

Posted On May 9, 2012

Millennials have always been slow to reach the milestones of adulthood. As more of them become adults, the age of first marriage and the age of first-time home buying has steadily crept up. Now, the recession has slowed them down even more as they struggle to find jobs and become financially independent. And that is […]

Categories: Home Ownership, Real Estate, Recession Economy, Training Industry

Boomers Funding Millennial Homeownership

Posted On December 2, 2011

At least 20% of Baby Boomers are helping their Millennial children or grandchildren realize the dream of homeownership, according to a Better Homes and Gardens survey. One in five Boomers surveyed had gifted, loaned, or co-signed in support of a Millennial’s purchase of a home. More than two-thirds expressed a desire to provide such support […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Home Ownership, Real Estate, Training Industry

Boomers a House Divided on Real Estate

Posted On October 25, 2011

Boomers can be described as two generations in one. Leading Edge Boomers (or Early Boomers, b.1946-1954) and Late Boomers (or “Generation Jones,” b.1955-64) often exhibit different traits and tendencies as consumers. Their current attitudes about real estate highlight the differences between older and younger Boomers perfectly. A recent Coldwell Banker survey shows Leading Edge Boomers […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Real Estate, Training Industry

Boomers Selling Their Houses – But Are There Any Buyers?

Posted On March 13, 2012

A new study by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission sees many Baby Boomers selling their homes as age, downsize, and retire. The study projects that Boomers will divest themselves of as many as 26 million housing units over the next 20 years. The problem is that the generation that should now be entering the […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Home Ownership, Real Estate

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