The ULI Trends Report Calls For Redevelopment

It is predicted that out future economy will be collaborative, social, and compact.  This is why so many economists predict that that our future economy will thrive in urban settings as they harbor more of these characteristics than rural and suburban settings. The recent 2011 version...

Baby Boomer Retirement Expectations Continue To Falter

Retirement expectations among baby boomers have changed drastically over the last two yeas.  From expected investment returns to the increased concerns about the cost of living, most boomers are about to retire in a way that seems totally different than once imagined. According to a recent...

The Growing Similarities Between Boomers And Generation Y

You might be surprised to know that baby boomers and generation y have more in common than originally thought. According to an Advertising Age article I mentioned earlier, baby boomers are exhibiting similar behavior as most generation y. To be more specific, the way they spend...

Generation Y Leads The Way In Future Housing Trends

According to a recent Builderonline.com article, the recession and dragging housing market have changed the long-held housing trends and tastes for the extended future. The article talks in-depth about the “Housing in American” panel that participated in ULI’s fall conference in Washington, D.C. To no...

Don’t Assume Boomers Won’t Use New Technology

Did you know that 10 years ago only a quarter of baby boomers went online on a daily basis? It’s true and you might be surprised to know that as of 2010 that number has increased to 75%. There has been a long held idea...

The New American Dream

Past government policies have always promoted home ownership. In fact, Herbert Hoover believed that owning a home in America could help combat the spell of Communism during the Red Scare. Owning a home has always been the American way of life or at...

Generational Housing Desires

A recent study asked 1,000 Americans to list the features of their dream home. All ages were polled including Gen-y, Gen-X, and Boomers. You can read about it here. The article talks about each generation and what they desire in a dream home. ...

Floorplans Are Still Shrinking

Newly built homes are continuing to shrink, this according to NAHB’s analysis of recent U.S. Census Bureau data about newly built homes. In 2007, home sizes peaked at an average of 2,500 square feet during the big industry boom. Sizes then flat lined in...

How Important Is Walkability?

Walkability is becoming increasingly important to home buyers. According to a WSJ.com article, consumers are willing to pay a substantial amount more for a home that has shopping and eating locations near by. An example they use is a couple from Oregon who chose a home...

New Market Survey Defies Previous Gender Stereotypes

According to recent market survey, housing desires are changing from the traditional and are evolving to suit a new economy and a new housing market. An article on Builderonline.com details the results of a recent market survey that polled 1,000 individuals on what they desire in...