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The Silent Generation: Downsizing Homes & Joining Senior-Related Housing

The Silent Generation, buyers aged 73 to 93 years, made up the smallest share of buyers by age at only seven percent of all home buyers in 2018. The median age for this group was 76 years old and...

Older Boomers: Most Satisfied Buyers Purchasing Forever Homes

Older Boomers, buyers aged 64 to 72 years, made up 14 percent of all home buyers in 2018 again this year. The median age for this group was 68 years old and they were born between 1946 and 1954....

Younger Boomers: Largest Share of Single Female Buyers

Younger Boomers, buyers aged 54 to 63 years, made up 18 percent of all home buyers in 2018, consistent with the previous year. The median age for this group was 59 years old and they were born between 1955...

Gen Xers: Purchased Multigenerational & the Biggest Homes

Gen Xers, buyers aged 39 to 53 years, made up the second largest share of home buyers by generation at 24 percent of all home buyers in 2018, (down from 26 percent last year). The median age for this...

Older Millennials: Growing Up and Settling Down

New in this year’s report, the 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, is the segmentation of Millennials into two cohorts. Older Millennials, buyers aged 29 to 38 years, made up the largest share of home buyers by generation...