Millennials

Way to go, Watauga! Realtor.com Names D-FW Suburb Hottest Market

By Joanna England / October 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

Is it the year of the affordable suburb? As more Millennials search for single-family homes with affordable addresses, more and more suburbs with short commutes and great prices are catching on. So we’re thrilled to see some lesser-known neighborhoods get attention as Realtor.com has named Watauga’s 76148 as the nation’s hottest ZIP code for the […]

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Dynamic U.S. Mayors: No Texas Leaders Made the Cut

By Candy Evans / July 17, 2017 / 1 Comment

You could say that either Politico didn’t look at the Lone Star State closely enough, or that we don’t have any mayors qualified enough to fit their bill.  And what exactly is that bill? Mayors who overcome the multitudes of negative dynamics facing our cities today. Who are these people, miracle workers? After you read […]

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Nearly One-Third of Dallas-Fort Worth Millennials Still Live at Home

By Heather Hunter / March 29, 2017 / 4 Comments

We already know that, due to factors like job availability and housing affordability, Millennials enter the housing market later than any other previous generation. But a surprising number of 18 to 34 year olds aren’t just not buying their first homes, they’re still living at home. Millennials represent the most diverse, best-educated segment of our […]

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Renovation Spending Dominated by the Baby Boomer Generation

By Heather Hunter / March 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Don’t be misguided by what you see on HGTV. The renovation market is not being driven by young couples out to feather their first nests. According to a report released by Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Baby Boomers, motivated by changing accessibility needs, currently spend more money than any other generation on housing renovations […]

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Millennial Homebuyers Present Challenges and Opportunities for DFW Housing Market

By Leah Shafer / November 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

Nationally, about half of American homebuyers are under 36, according to the latest study on consumer trends from Zillow, putting them squarely in the Millennial camp, born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. Mail surveys from the National Association of Realtors indicate that first timers account for about 32 percent of all buyers, and Dallas Builders […]

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Minorities, Young People Hardest Hit by Recession, Showing Lowest Levels of Homeownership Today

By Leah Shafer / August 24, 2016 / 3 Comments

The economic recession of 2007-2009 affected most Americans in depressingly real and tangible ways. Two groups of Americans are disproportionately affected, still, by the downturn. A new study by Apartment List shows that the economic downturn had the greatest impact on homeownership among minorities and young Americans aged 18-45, particularly those in the 35-44 age range. Analysts at Apartment List, […]

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