demographics Archive

GOP, Democrats Face Future Challenges

A political analyst looks at the issues facing the Republicans and Democrats as they look to next year’s congressional races and the 2016 presidential contest. Much like the secret meetings at the Vatican to determine the new pope, the...
March 18, 2013

43 Million More Housing Units to Sell and Rent

Between now and 2050, the U.S. is expected to grow to about 403 million people. It’s about 310 million today. That’s almost 100 million more people and they have to live somewhere, and looking at today’s total inventory of...
March 15, 2012

What Will America Look Like in 2050?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The population of the United States at the mid-century mark will have been shaped by major demographic shifts that are already underway, according to Dr. William H. Frey, a demographer and senior...
October 17, 2011

What’s the Key Age Demographic for Real Estate in This Decade?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A recent report from the Urban Land Institute outlines a few important demographic groups in real estate going into the new decade. (The Teens? The Tens? Are we going to have another...

From the International Builders’ Show: Selling to the Generations

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Whether you are working with a Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, or someone in the Gen Y age range, it’s important to know what your buyers wants in a home. While age demographics are...