tenure Archive

Tenure in Home Has Steadily Increased in Last 30 Years

The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers has collected data since 1985 on the median tenure a seller has remained in their home and the expected tenure for home buyers since 2006. In 1985, the median tenure for sellers...
October 13, 2016

President’s Day: How does the White House compare to the typical home purchased?

In the spirit of President’s Day we can use data from the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers to see how the typical home differs from the White House. Typical Home Purchased in the U.S. 84% of buyers purchased...

Pent-Up Sellers?

For how long can people not move?  Historically home sellers lived in their homes for 6 or 7 years before deciding to put it for sale and make the next move.  That was not the case in 2014.  A...

Increase in Tenure in Home: Due to Increased Buying Power?

I remember giving my mom a hard time when I was kid saying we moved too much (we did), to which she retorted “Everyone moves every six years. It’s a fact.” It was only many years later that I...

Expected Tenure in Home

Forty-three percent of recent buyers were unsure of how long they expected to own their home. The typical buyer estimated they would live in their home for 15 years, a large increase from the estimated 10 years recorded in...