Overall, the older the generation, the more likely its members are to report feeling a sense of community where they live. But, the younger the generation, the more likely its members are to feel they should be doing more to
What Xers Want
Generation Xers value family time above all else, and the home is the central hub of family activity, offering a place to unwind and connect outside of their busy work life.
Buy or Stay?
When it comes to buying a home, Xers, Boomers, and Matures all plan to stay in their current home as long as possible, while Millennials plan to purchase their next or first home within the next 2-5 years.
Generation X: Middle Child of Generations
Generation X may be the smallest generation, and sandwiched between two mammoth generations, but as this savvy and pragmatic cohort reaches their peak earning years, their long-awaited moment in the spotlight is approaching.
Access to public transit is important, and Americans of all ages are willing to pay more to live where cars are not necessary. Here’s who’s willing to pay more for better transit options:
What Boomers Want
32 percent of the U.S. population is 50 years or older, and two-thirds of the primary home equity is owned by those over 55. The choices made by this demographic group will impact housing opportunities available to younger generations, especially
The Evolution of Home
The typical American home has evolved a great deal over the past 50 years. While past buyers preferred suburban, single-family homes, today’s buyer has different expectations.
The Gen X Focus
While the recession made further investment more challenging for Xers, the home remains a major asset and Xers spend their leisure time improving, organizing, and entertaining.