Millennials and the Silent Gen Agree: Walkability Wins

Millennials are not the only generation preferring proximity to restaurants and retail. Americans born between the mid-1920s up until 1945—the “Silent Generation”—are also on the lookout for walkability. Fifty-five percent of members of the Silent Generation recently surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) favor neighborhoods close for commuting and/or walkability—not far off from […]

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Walkability is high on homebuyers’ wish lists

According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2017 Community and Transportation Preference Survey, walkability, good public transit and short commutes are becoming more important to buyers across various generations …

Why Pittsburgh is the best place to retire

Most workers dream of retiring to places replete with warm weather, nearby beaches and lush landscapes. But according to Bankrate’s latest study, people may want to trade in those sun-soaked dreams for a place known for bone-chilling winters, rowdy NFL fans and world-famous sandwiches stuffed to the brim with french fries, coleslaw and shaved steak — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania …

Zillow’s 6 predictions for the 2018 housing market

If only we could stare into a crystal ball to see exactly what 2018 holds for the housing market. More inventory? Yes! Slower home price growth? Absolutely! Oprah giving everyone a free house? That would be a dream come true …

What design elements are millennials looking for in a home?

With millennials becoming the largest segment of homebuyers, it’s critical for homesellers and their real estate agents to know their design preferences. Thanks to the 2017 Taylor Morris Consumer Survey, we know what recent and prospective millennial homebuyers are into.  …

Busting inventory myths: Why aren’t there many homes on the market?

With eager homebuyers and their agents plagued by low inventory all over the county, Trulia chief economist Ralph McLaughlin decided to take a closer look at the popular explanations for the problem and bust some inventory myths …

How Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are about to change your real estate business

Perhaps it’s time to stop talking about our generations in silos and start combining them to excel in the service that is the very crux of our business …

Parents Are Concerned About Housing Grown Children, Survey Shows

More homeowners nationwide are finding themselves housing grown children—in fact, the share of adults who live with their parents has gone up since the 1970s. Many parents, according to findings from a new survey, are concerned about just how long their grown children will stay in the nest—and if they’ll be able to fly out […]

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Facing inventory woes, millennials turning toward fixer-uppers

According to Houzz’s 2017 House and Home report, millennials and first-time buyers aren’t letting low inventory woes keep them down; instead, they’re embracing fixer-upper homes and renovating them to meet their needs …

5 trends shaping 2017 spring homebuying season

“What do buyers want?” It’s a simple question with a complicated answer, but realtor.com is making it a bit easier on agents during this red-hot spring buying season by identifying five major trends buyers are pining for …