Millennials

Millennials’ Homeownership Aspirations Still Strong

Since the historic U.S. housing bust, there has been much speculation that millennials would lead a permanent shift away from homeownership. The latest U.S. Housing Confidence Survey of 10,000 heads of household–3,095 of whom are of the millennial generation–confirm yet again that renter households headed by 18-34 year-olds continue to have a hearty appetite for…

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Millennials, Californians High on Housing

The latest Zillow Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI) reveals that homeowner expectations are higher than they were two years ago in the majority of metro areas tracked, and nowhere are they higher now than in The Golden State. The ZHCI homeowner expectations sub-indexes for Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose are now 77.5, 77.3, and…

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Great (and Quite Variable) Expectations

“I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” – Charles Dickens, from Great Expectations The U.S. Housing Confidence Survey (HCS) includes several questions regarding expectations for future home values within the local market where each head of household respondent resides. We ask the questions and carefully monitor the…

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The Millennial Mindset re: Housing – An Update

The U.S. millennial generation–the group of people 18 to 34 years of age–is projected by The Census Bureau to exceed 75 million and surpass the baby boomers to become the largest generation this year. The attitudes and actions of members of this group will influence the health and dynamics of U.S. housing markets in the…

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