Posts from August 2018

Affordability Reportedly at 10-Year Low – Is it Fear Mongering?

August 24, 2018 by Zelman & Associates

Two weeks ago, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) published its Housing Opportunity Index, which is intended to frame housing affordability across the country. The index is calculated on a 0-100 scale, with higher values aligned ...

Worried About Boomers Selling? – Busting the “McMansion” Myth

August 10, 2018 by Zelman & Associates

As of 2017, we estimate that there were approximately 78 million single-family detached homes in the country, of which 65 million were owner-occupied. We further estimate that Baby Boomers – defined as people born from 1946-64 – owned almost ...