Real Estate Buyers

From the Archives: Unmarried Couples Buying a House—What Should They Know?

By Leah Shafer / January 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

It has been said that falling in love consists of uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense, and for many couples, buying a house together is an experience driven by excitement and emotion, especially in a market as hot as ours. When a married couple in Texas buys a house, community property laws offer […]

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From the Archives: 6 Ways Millennials Are Changing Real Estate Business

By Leah Shafer / December 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

For years, millennials have largely been thought of as renters, not buyers, but that has changed. Millennials, born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, now represent the largest group of homebuyers in the U.S. at 32 percent, taking over from Generation X, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Home Buyer […]

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First-time Homebuyers Less Likely to Be Married Than in Decades Past

By Leah Shafer / August 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

Who needs a spouse to buy a first house? Not too many folks anymore. According to new research from Zillow, only 40 percent of first-time homebuyers are married today, down from 52 percent in the late ’80s. Why is this? First, fewer people are getting married in general. Barely half of adults (51 percent) were married in 2011, according […]

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Myth vs. Reality: 5 Unexpected Facts About Millennial Homebuyers

By Leah Shafer / July 6, 2015 / 2 Comments

There are about 79 million millennials in the U.S., and their purchasing power is estimated to be $170 billion per year. This powerful demographic, born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, now represents the largest group of homebuyers at 32 percent, taking over from Generation X. But when it comes to millennial homebuyer behavior, it […]

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6 Ways Millennials Are Changing Real Estate Business for Everyone

By Leah Shafer / March 11, 2015 / 5 Comments

For years, Millennials have largely been thought of as renters, not buyers, but that has changed. Millennials, born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, now represent the largest group of homebuyers in the U.S. at 32 percent, taking over from Generation X, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Home Buyer […]

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Unmarried Couples Buying a House: What Should They Know?

By Leah Shafer / March 10, 2015 / 1 Comment

It has been said that falling in love consists of uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense, and for many couples, buying a house together is an experience driven by excitement and emotion, especially in a market as hot as ours. When a married couple in Texas buys a house, community property laws offer […]

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