Home Buyers Archive

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....

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...

Younger Millennials: Purchasing Habits Like Their Grandparents

New in this year’s report, the 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, is the segmentation of Millennials into two cohorts. Younger Millennials, buyers aged 21 to 28 years, made up 11 percent of all home buyers in 2018,...

Wealth Gains from Homeownership across Metro Areas in 2018

Homeownership has been associated with positive social outcomes[1], and is also the largest source of wealth among homeowning households. In 2016, the median net worth among homeowners was $231,400, with housing wealth making up 85 percent of wealth (average...