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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Best and Worst Places for Millennial Home-Buying

Members of the millennial generation, especially first-time buyers, are already struggling to purchase a home due to student loan debt, trouble saving for a down payment and tight inventory—factors cited in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. According to GOBankingRates, slow wage growth and low unemployment rates across […]

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Millennials Buying Big in the ‘Burbs

Millennials are calling. They want the suburbs back. Like generations before them, millennial homebuyers are beginning to shy away from city life, taking up residence in the suburbs—with one key difference. According to a report by Zillow, millennial homebuyers are passing over starter homes, paying up for square footage typical of older generations: roughly 1,800 […]

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Where, Oh Where Are Millennials Buying Homes?

We know that millennials aren’t entering the housing market at the rate their parents did. Between student loan debts and rising home prices, some have understandably cold feet—so cold that homeownership rates for those under 35 dropped from 40 percent in 2006 to 32 percent in 2015. Despite this, some millennials are still battling the […]

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4 surefire ways to tap into the millennial homebuyer market

Much has been said about the millennial generation, from the controversial Time magazine cover to wide-ranging research conducted by Pew Research Center and Goldman Sachs …

What a savvy real estate agent could do to get me in a home

It’s been a while since I last wrote about my home search. Since then, my boyfriend has officially moved in (with all his stuff), and we’ve come to realize exactly how much we hate our apartment …

Millennial Homebuyers Continue to Migrate Inland

Millennials continue to make their way inland in search of affordable housing, with Minneapolis, Minn. experiencing the most millennial home-buying activity this fall, according to October data from Ellie Mae’s Millennial Tracker, a measure of millennial mortgage applications. Based on the data, Philadelphia, Pa., St. Louis, Mo., Chicago, Ill., and Detroit, Mich., comprised the top […]

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Houston in a week: Sept 19-23

This week’s Houston news relating to the real estate industry …

Chicago in a week: Sept 19-23

This week’s Chicagoland news relating to the real estate industry …

New York in a week: Sept 19-23

This week’s New York news relating to the real estate industry …