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Suburbs are the future of homeownership

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In the coming years, there are going to be more homebuyers and they may not be who you expect. That's according to Joel Kotkin, a panelist at this week's Pacific Coast Builders Conference, or PCBC. The conference is sponsored by the California Building Industry Association. Held yearly at San Francisco's Moscone Center, PCBC attendees include builders, investors, developers, manufacturers, scientists, architects, environmental engineers and landscapers, among others. One of this year's hot topics focused on who these professionals can expect to cater to in the coming years. See related articles:Housing market: a new normalStudy: Mid-size cities attract immigrants By 2050, the U.S. population will have grown to 400 million from 310 million now, Kotkin said. Kotkin is the author of "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050," published in February. He also recently wrote an article, "The War Against Suburbia," in The American, the...