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…

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

Millennials’ Outlook Darkens

Posted On July 23, 2012

We’ve typically characterized Millennials as an optimistic generation but that outlook may not survive their present circumstances. According to a widely publicized Newsweek story, Millennials are now America’s most “screwed” generation.  The story cites a host of scary statistics: Millennials’ net worth fell 37% from 2005-2010 (Matures’ fell 13%). The…

Categories: Home Ownership, Recession Economy, Training Industry

Gen X Men in the Kitchen

Posted On May 17, 2012

According to a University of Michigan study that tracked over 3000 Gen Xers, Gen X men are significantly more interested in food than their counterparts in older generations. These guys can cook – they prepare about 8 meals a week on average. They also spend a significant amount of time…

Categories: Generations, Training Industry

Millennials Downsizing their Dreams

Posted On August 18, 2011

Millennials, already prone to delay milestones like careers and marriage, are putting them off even further as pessimism about their economic outlook causes them to downsize their expectations. A recent Los Angeles Times analysis of recent surveys depicts a “Generation Vexed” who, in their words, now plan to “take smaller steps” and…

Categories: Training Industry

No Echo for the Echo Boom

Posted On August 22, 2011

Millennials were first known as the “Echo Boom” because they were an echo of the Baby Boomers. As Boomers reached child-bearing age, their fertility rates (births per woman) were not particularly high, but the sheer size of the Boomer generation ensured that their offspring, the Millennials, would echo the population…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Training Industry, Women

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…

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…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Real Estate, Training Industry

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