News & Opinions
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John McManus / Builder / July 21, 2014
A new Pew Research study turned heads last week, and you can understand why. The study looks at household composition, and specifically at the eye-popping increase over the past 34 years in households that host multi-generational family members. The number doubled since 1980, from 28 million to 57 million–or upwards of one in five U.S. households, which is probably one of the most dramatic household demographic shifts since the era of the two-income household.
The Pew analysis, plus day-after reports in the Wall Street Journal by Laura Meckler, here, and Bloomberg/ BusinessWeekRead More
Jean Dimeo / June 7, 2013
Low-interest rates and shared payments are allowing young adults to buy their first homes with mulitple upgrades.
Millennials are the largest demographic group behind the baby boomers, and a growing number of national and regional home builders are—or soon will be—courting them with technology upgrades and multigenerational spaces as many of these 18 to 34 year olds prepare to buy their first house.
During an interview at PCBC in San Diego this week, Doug Bauer, CEO of Tri Pointe Homes, noted that a recent survey revealed that 84% of millennials want to buy a home. “That’s good for us,”Read More
CBS News / May 19, 2013
Multi-generational homes are becoming more and more common thanks to tough economic times and cultural changes occurring across the country. This CBS News video discusses the benefits to multi-generational living scenarios.