demographics Archive

Multi-Generational Housing: A Multi-Faceted Issue

This long-form article was written by Jessica Lautz, Director of  Member and Consumer Survey Research, for the Richard J Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies at REALTOR® University and is used here with their kind permission.  It first appeared in the...

The Millennials, Some Interesting Demographics

A lot has been written about the Millennial generation as related to housing.  A look at the facts finds data in variance with the conclusion that the emerging generation will not be buying houses.  However, they do appear to...

Rise in Member Age: No Stop in Sight

The median age of members has been rising since data collection started in 1978. In 1978 the median age of NAR members was 42, today the median has risen to 56 years of age. In 1978 the share of...

2013 Member Profile: Age of Members

The median age of REALTORS® continued its climb since 2007, and is now 57-years-old. In past years, median age hovered around 52. The incremental increase in age may be attributed to professionals staying in real estate longer and putting...

Did You Know: Pent Up Demand Among Young Adults Could Boost Home Sales by 200,000

In 2012, there were more than 71 million young adults aged 18 to 34 living in the US—more than the roughly 69 million when the baby-boomers were in this age group in the mid-1980s. The share of adults under...