‘What am I supposed to do?’: As US ages in place, report hits a nerve
A New York Times story on baby boomers not selling their homes sparked an inter-generational dispute online, complete with accusations and existential dread
by Daniel Houston Jul 12
Why baby boomers have such a huge influence on real estate trends
While one subset of baby boomers is flocking to the rental market, another is hesitant to sell
by Libertina Brandt Jul 14
Casper co-founder pays $500K over asking for Brooklyn townhouse
Mattress company co-founder Luke Sherwin and his wife, celebrated chef Clare De Boer, paid $5.25M in cash for the home in Brooklyn's family-friendly Park Slope neighborhood
Americans' preferences for bigger houses are growing
Bigger and more spread-out housing is more popular now than it was two years ago. That preference cuts across political divides, as well as demographic categories based on race, education and age
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 1
The next class of luxury homesellers is younger than you might think
In 2020, nearly half of homesellers were baby boomers or part of the silent generation, but through the next year, a whopping 80% of luxury sellers will be millennials and Gen Xers
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 23
'OK Boomer': Older homebuyers make gains as millennials struggle
Baby boomers made gains over first-time homebuyers in the decade before the pandemic, growing to 24% of recent home purchases in 2019, according to a new analysis from Zillow
by Daniel Houston Oct 14
Referral networks key to serving affluent clients in faraway markets
Affluent millennials and Gen Xers looking to buy second and third homes in distant markets are an opportunity for global luxury brokerages
by Matt Carter Oct 25
5-year study finds Bitcoin is a way better investment than real estate
A study published by Point2Homes.com revealed extensive return on investment comparisons between the most popular form of cryptocurrency and real estate. The results are staggering
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 18
DOJ, home prices and equality: Brad Inman talks real estate's future
Inman reporters Marian McPherson, Andrea Brambila and Jim Dalrymple discuss coverage of the biggest stories in real estate — and how those stories might chart the industry's path
by Daniel Houston Dec 14
Why the housing market won't burn quite as hot in 2022
The housing market will cool slightly in 2022, but will scorch as a multitude of buyers chase too few homes, according to economic experts who spoke with Inman
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 30
Pay raises aren't keeping up with rise in home prices, mortgage rates
Homebuyers used to be able to count on falling mortgage rates and rising wages to offset red-hot home prices; that's no longer the case
by Daniel Houston Dec 29
storm
Opinion
From low interest rates to the ongoing pandemic, a number of factors have come together to create the current inventory crisis
by Carl Medford Jan 5
How to talk to millennials as they take over the real estate world
Millennial real estate preferences are shaped by a desire for convenience and amenities, coupled with the lingering effects of the Great Recession. This is the first installment in Inman's 5-part series on the ways people from different generations approach the homebuying experience
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 23
Do you speak your Gen X clients' language?
Generation X is sandwiched between the millennials and the baby boomers, but over the years they've also become a major force in the housing industry
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 25
How to work with Gen X clients: A powerful (but overshadowed) force
Generation X is smaller than the cohorts that came both before and after. But the group is also in its prime earning and homebuying years now, meaning it's a force to be reckoned with
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 25
Be on the lookout for these 10 real estate trends in 2022
Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner outlines the 10 trends that will have the biggest impact on the real estate industry and markets across the country.
by Matthew Gardner Jan 31
TikTok tenant rejected by landlord after unusual request goes viral
Would-be renter and TikToker Tom Cashman had his application for an apartment withdrawn after he made an unorthodox request from his future landlord: a reference from past tenants
by Taylor Anderson Feb 1
Bess Freedman says the millennial homebuyer has arrived
Ahead of Inman Connect New York, the Brown Harris Stevens CEO talks about how agents are returning to office life, and how millennial homebuyers are top-of-mind — when agents aren't preoccupied with the atrocities occurring in Ukraine
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 21
Inman Connect Now Series
Learn how you can best serve your clients in today's market at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 15
Inman Connect Now Series
Tim Heyl shares his insights on what's ahead and how to prepare at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 16
Meet the next generation of high-net-worth buyers
Opinion
Millennials make up the next generation of high-net-worth buyers, and spend 21.6 percent of their income on housing. Here's what makes them tick and what they're looking for in an agent
by Mauricio Umansky Mar 17
Inventory usually rebounds in the spring. Not this time, new study says
Inventory bucked an annual trend, dropping month over month in February despite typically bottoming out each December before rebounding in time for the spring, according to Zillow data
by Taylor Anderson Mar 17
Inman Connect New York
Are you ready to grow your real estate business? Connect with the smartest real estate pros and learn their secrets at ICNY
by Jodie Cordell Mar 22
Hispanic homeownership could hit 50% by 2025 despite 'hostile' market
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals report details impact of inventory shortages on Latino homebuyers
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 22
Millennials glow up: Tech savvy age group nears 50% share of US buyers
In 2021, millennials made up the largest share of buyers at 43%, up from 37% in 2020, according to the National Association of Realtors' Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 23
3 marketing basics every agent needs, from Coldwell Banker's CMO
As Coldwell Banker embarks on a new branding effort, Chief Marketing Officer David Marine advised agents to be authentic and to differentiate themselves from their peers
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 5
Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff says CoStar is 'rooting for chaos'
The CEO-turned-proptech investor warns a government probe into cooperative compensation between agents could be a 'black swan' event that benefits CoStar
by Taylor Anderson Apr 19
Here's why 73% of Americans hate their neighbors
Bad vibes, rowdy pets and loud noises: LendingTree's latest consumer survey reveals the source of neighborly beefs
by Marian McPherson Apr 28
Women lead the way in Asian-American homeownership growth
Women and millennials led the majority of Asian American and Pacific Islander homeownership growth in 2021, according to Realtor.com's latest housing study
by Marian McPherson May 2