Boomer Housing Sell-off the Next Housing Crisis?

Posted On March 12, 2013

A lot has been written about the effects of Baby Boomers retiring en masse over the next couple of decades – on employers, on markets, on healthcare, etc. Now, a new analysis from the Metropolitan Research Center suggests that aging Boomers selling off their homes will lead to the next…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Home Ownership, Work

Millennials the “Cheapest Generation”?

Posted On September 18, 2012

Millennials aren’t buying, at least not big ticket items, according to an Atlantic Monthly analysis that calls them the “The Cheapest Generation.” The number of twenty-somethings who buy cars is off nearly a third from its peak. Even the number of teenagers with a driver’s license is down nearly 30%…

Categories: Blog, Home Ownership

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

Generation Rent?

Posted On March 8, 2012

Millennials are starting to feel like the dream of home ownership is just that – a dream. As the leading edge of the generation moves into its 30s, many of them are still finding the goal of owning a home elusive. According to the Federal Reserve, only 9% of 29-34…

Categories: Home Ownership, Matures, Recession Economy

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…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Home Ownership, Real Estate

Generational Spending

Posted On April 3, 2012

Millennials have had less disposable income in their 20s and 30s than the Boomers and Xers before them did, according to an analysis by AdAge. According to figures derived from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, both Millennials and Xers have spent more on housing, health care, and education when between…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Generation Y / Millennials, Generations, Recession Economy

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