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What’s The Outlook For The Housing Market In 2022?

By Odeta Kushi on December 20, 2021

At first glance, the outlook for the 2022 housing market is a familiar one – strong millennial demand for homes constrained by an ongoing, historic housing supply shortage. This supply-demand imbalance generated the record house price appreciation seen... Read More›

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Does Greater Educational Achievement Increase The Likelihood Of Homeownership?

By Odeta Kushi on October 14, 2021

We’re often told that education is the key to a more secure financial future. Most people spend at least 12 years of their lives as students and even more if they pursue higher education. But does more education equate to increased earning potential? A... Read More›

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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 new meaning this year, as the pand... Read More›

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Why The Student Loan Debt Burden Is Overstated

By Odeta Kushi on November 19, 2020

Student loans are often cited as an insurmountable barrier to homeownership for young home buyers. It is true that student loan debt levels are higher today than a generation ago, but is it preventing potential home buyers from saving for a down paymen... 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, which bodes well for future homeo... 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 of the likelihood of owning a h... Read More›

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