Tag: demographics

Unemployment Not a Problem in For-Sale Market - Too Good To Be True?

June 19, 2020 by Zelman & Associates

As we recently explored in our Unemployment and Housing report, contrary to perception, spiking unemployment of late has cast a wide net, reaching across ages and income cohorts. While the traditional overhang...
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Filed Under | demographicsmacro housing

Will Declining Marriage Rates Pressure Single-Family Housing Demand?

May 18, 2020 by Zelman & Associates

Earlier this month, the latest data for marriage rates were released, and the lowest national propensity in over 150 years drew some startling headlines across the media. Inability to afford marriage and young ...
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Media Analyses of State Population Trends Biased to Fit Convenient Narrative?

January 24, 2020 by Zelman & Associates

Many factors influence where people live, including where they were raised, employment opportunities, housing affordability, quality of life, weather and more. Lately, most media headlines seem to be isolating tax reform ...
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California a Notable Drag on Birth Data Last Year

December 13, 2019 by Zelman & Associates

Earlier this year, preliminary 2018 birth data was released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which revealed that total births declined 1.7% year over year, slightly better than a 2.3% decline in 2017, but ...
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Young Adults Living at Home Still Stuck Near Record Highs

October 04, 2019 by Zelman & Associates

A central theme of the current housing recovery has been an elevated share of young adults living at home with their parents or grandparents, which has hindered household formation and downstream housing demand. According to the latest Annual ...

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Filed Under | demographicsmillennials

As “Crisis” Calls Mount, an Eye-Opening Spin on Affordability

July 12, 2019 by Zelman & Associates

From 2011-18, national existing home prices and apartment rents have climbed by 50-55% and 35-40%, respectively, easily outpacing 17% income growth for non-supervisory and production employees that represent the vast majority of the employment ...

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Filed Under | affordabilitydemographics

As Young Adult Population Growth Slows, Which States are Relative Winners?

June 28, 2019 by Zelman & Associates

As detailed last December, national population growth for the year ended July 2018 was just 0.62%, modestly softer than 0.64% in the previous year and the weakest annual expansion since 1945. Contrary ...

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Filed Under | demographicsmillennials

Will Housing Demand Fall Off a Cliff as the Baby Boomers Age?

June 14, 2019 by Zelman & Associates

The Baby Boomers are commonly accepted as the generation that was born from 1946-64. For that 19-year period, there were 75.8 million births in the United States, which was an astounding 53% greater than the preceding 19 years – hence the generation’s ...

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Filed Under | baby boomersdemographics

What Do Housing Unit Estimates by State Tell About Demographic Trends?

May 31, 2019 by Zelman & Associates

As most recently discussed in December, we have a proprietary process to analyze and estimate national housing units, households and vacancies, including our unique incorporation of residential electric customer ...

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Filed Under | demographicsmacro housing

Core Births Drop Again as Young Adults Delay Life Events

May 17, 2019 by Zelman & Associates

According to preliminary estimates released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), national births declined 1.7% in 2018 from 2017. This marks the tenth decline out of the last 11 years, leaving births 12% lower than their ...

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