Infographic: Baby Boomers Are Market Movers

Baby boomers are the biggest generation of homebuyers behind millennials, at 32 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2018 Profile of Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends. For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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The top 8 winners and losers of Trump’s tax plan

To clear up much confusion over the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017’s impact on homeowners, buyers and investors, here’s a recap of eight top real estate winners and losers.

At Home in Retirement: Boomers Facing a Hard Truth

Baby boomers are on the cusp of retirement, but the ability to afford their desired lifestyle is at odds with their preferences, according to a recent report by The NHP Foundation (NHPF), an affordable housing nonprofit. Of the boomers surveyed for the report, 85 percent want to be in the home they have now in […]

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Why millennials don’t have to define the success of your real estate business

Before taking my current position, I spent my nights and weekends teaching pre-licensing class to aspiring real estate agents. It always struck me as noteworthy how many in my classes were not fresh out of high school or even college …

Immigration policy concerns swayed 15% of homebuyers, sellers in 2017

“I’ve seen buyers finally get offers accepted, only to cancel the contracts. We’re having conversations with professionals working at large companies who are eager to sell or not buying because their visas are expiring or close to it and might not be extended.” …

Homeownership goals remain strong despite volatile market

NerdWallet today released the results of its 2018 Home Buyer Report, which revealed that despite low inventory, rising home prices and higher costs of living, 75 percent of Americans still say buying a home “is a priority,” and 35 percent of Americans …

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 …