Role Reversal in Urban Dwellers

Recently, the Census released its 2013 population estimates, revealing whether key demographic groups – like millennials (20-34 year olds), boomers (50-69 year olds) – are moving to more suburban or urban areas. Guess what: millennial population growth in large, dense cities actually fell far behind lower-density...

Developers Target Gen Y

Generation Y grew up being told that they needed to go to college so they could get a good job. Who could have foreseen was that many would be coming out of college only to find themselves thrust into a time when jobs are harder...

Are New Homes Getting Smaller? Not In Atlanta!

We recently came across an article called Metrostudy Analysis: Are New Homes Getting Smaller? The article, posted in National Housing Market cites that there has been a lot of press over the last few years about a shift from the “traditional” single-family house to a more...

Rentals on the Rise

Home sales may still be struggling, but the rental industry is booming. Aside from the housing market woes, more and more Americans are downsizing. It’s no surprise that rentals are on the rise. Gen Y is not as interested in garden-style apartments. So will high rises...

Shift in Buyer Wants and Needs

Aging boomers are reluctant to sell their homes for two reasons. One, they may be in trouble with their mortgages and are waiting for the market to rebound and two, they are healthier than their parents’ generation and will likely delay the move to retirement...

What Does Generation Y Want in Their Next Home?

So what’s one of the top desires Generation Y homebuyers have for their next home? You can probably guess it, walkability. This truth was recently reinforced at a NAHB conference in Orlando. Not only does Generation Y want to be able to walk to...