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  • Boomers drive US housing economy
  • Boomers drive US housing economy
    Moyan Brenn (2010) ©

Boomers drive US housing economy

Baby boomers are ready to revisit housing plans they put on hold throughout the recession. This is good news, seeing as Millennials are not ready to purchase, and Gen Xers have already settled down. Baby Boomers are set to account for 25% of expenditure on new home purchases.



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  • Article image The Golden Girls Network: house sharing in your 60s

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    Lori Bitter presents findings from her new research which reveal provocative differences between Boomers and Ikes when it comes to use of technology and personal gadgets.