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The Many Benefits of Aging in a Community

By |2020-05-15T13:36:39-07:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Sellers, Real Estate, Senior Market|

There’s comfort in being around people who share common interests, goals, and challenges. That comfort in a community doesn’t wane with age – it actually deepens. Whether it’s proudly talking about grandchildren or lamenting the fact that our eyes aren’t as good as they used to be, it helps to be around people who not [...]

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

By |2020-05-15T13:36:40-07:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Sellers, Generation X, Real Estate, Senior Market|

A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means, “…that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living, or a retirement community etcetera.” There is no doubt about it – [...]

Should I Sell My House This Year?

By |2020-01-28T04:00:11-07:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Baby Boomers, For Sellers, Generation X, Millennials, Real Estate, Selling Myths|

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) should boost your confidence as it relates to the current selling sentiment in the housing market. Even with all the information overload [...]

How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

By |2020-05-15T13:36:40-07:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Baby Boomers, Down Payments, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Real Estate, Senior Market|

Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home. Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at [...]

Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2020-01-17T04:00:59-07:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Infographics, Millennials, Pricing, Real Estate|

Some Highlights: Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market. A strong economy and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. According to realtor.com, [...]

5 Reasons to Consider Living in a Multigenerational Home

By |2020-05-15T13:36:42-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Senior Market|

Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans currently live in a multigenerational household? According to Generations United, the number of multigenerational households rose from 42.4 million in 2000 to 64 million in 2016. The 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors shows that 12% of all buyers have [...]

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

By |2019-07-11T10:00:33-07:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

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]

By |2019-06-28T10:00:40-07:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

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!

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

By |2019-06-06T10:00:03-07:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

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

By |2019-05-29T10:00:04-07:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, 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 life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years old!  As [...]