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Pandemic Accelerated 'roaring 20s' Of Millennial Homeownership Demand

By Odeta Kushi on June 29, 2021

National Homeownership Month takes on a ne... Read More›

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Pandemic Unlikely To Slow Looming Wave Of Millennial Marriages And Corresponding Increase In Potential Homeownership Demand In The Long Run

By Odeta Kushi on July 15, 2020

Millennials are already the most educated generational cohort in U.S. history, w... Read More›

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Rising Millennial Educational Attainment Signals Homeownership Demand Primed For Growth

By Odeta Kushi on July 9, 2020

Examining critical lifestyle, societal and economic trends can provide a strong indication... Read More›

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Millennial Homeownership Delayed, But Not Denied

By Mark Fleming on July 1, 2020

As we navigate the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, home has taken on added significance and there are signs that homeownership remains one of the main tenets of the American Dream. After hitting a bottom in the second ... Read More›

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What Is Preventing The Homeownership Rate From Reaching Its Potential?

By Mark Fleming on July 18, 2019

Ten years after the Great Recession, homeownership remains one of the main tenets of the American Dream. Amid the recovery from the housing crisis, the homeownership rate hit a Read More›

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How Has The Housing Market Changed Since The End Of The Great Recession?

By Odeta Kushi on July 3, 2019

June marked the 10-year anniversary of the end of the Great Recession. Amid Independence Day celebrations, assessing how the American dream of homeownership has fared since the recession can provide helpful context for t... Read More›

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