[Demographic-based grouping] Archive

Not Joking Around: Correcting Four Housing Market Myths

In the spirit of any jokester’s favorite day of the year, I bring you the most common housing myths. Thanks to the magnificent data from NAR Research, these statements are as laughable as many of the false assertions you’ll...

The Myth of the Millennial Homebuyer

They’re eschewing buying a home in the suburbs like the plague. They prefer their first home to be as close as possible to the nearest coffee shop or “hip” restaurant. Space? Who needs it. Who am I referring to?...

Story Idea—Millennials to Remain Renters? Not if They Can Help It

Just about everyone in the housing industry has an opinion on the topic of whether millennials will ever want to give up renting and own homes like their parents. While the Millennial generation certainly faces more challenges than some...

HUD Secretary Castro, Realtor.com’s Chief Economist Talk Millennials at GW University

Roughly 150 students, industry leaders and members of the media streamed into George Washington University’s Jack Morton auditorium this week for a virtual (and also real) town hall on millennials and the housing market. Housing and Urban Development Secretary...

Story Idea—Real Estate Website Feature Preferences Depend on Generation

It’s no secret that most Americans are searching the Internet during their home hunt. Many flock to sites like realtor.com® to see what’s available and work best for their family. However, according to the National Association of REALTORS® Real...

Story Idea—Millennials Still Want to Own

While it’s widely known that millennials (those age 34 years or younger) are waiting longer than their parents and grandparents to venture into homeownership, they are still feeling the urge to purchase their own home. According to the National...

Inside the Release: NAR Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends

On Wednesday, we released NAR Research’s annual survey on home buyer and seller generational trends. We get it – as a reporter, you likely don’t have time to read all 117 pages. In addition to the key findings (below),...

NAR in the News: Baby Boomers and Housing (The New York Times)

Whether they’re downsizing to smaller homes or moving across the country, housing will play an important role in the retirement plans of baby boomers (those born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964) in coming years. Referring to NAR...