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Industry Update – August 2017

Millennials Are Buying Homes Because of Dogs The largest generation in U.S. history is finally getting in on the American Dream, but according to a recent survey, it’s not for reasons most would think. SunTrust Mortgage polled Millennial homebuyers who had already purchased their first home and found that one-third were influenced by the need …

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2017 Housing Trends

Ask Andy – 2017 Housing Trends

As we look ahead to 2017, some experts believe the housing industry will appear very different than it did this year. According to an annual survey of home shoppers by Realtor.com, a leading online real estate company, first-time homebuyers are expected to purchase 52 percent of all homes in 2017, up from 33 percent this …

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How Technology and Millennials are Changing the House Hunt

A newspaper’s real estate section. Automotive transportation. And, a real estate agent who communicated primarily through phone calls. Twenty years ago, these were the tools of the trade for most home shoppers. These days, the newspaper most likely has been replaced by a computer, the vehicle enters the scene much later in the process thanks …

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Industry Update – Millennials

Other than the Baby Boomers, you would be hard-pressed to find a more-studied demographic in history than the Millennial generation. From retailers to employers, to newspaper publishers to homebuilders, it seems just about everyone has taken a crack at dissecting the moves and motivations of this influential group of consumers born in the 1980s. Like …

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