Tuesday, January 5, 2021

How is real estate changing according to the demands of the new generations?


Hard as it may be to believe, today's millennials aren't living in their parents' basements; rather, they're buying multimillion-dollar homes.

At 38%, millennials -adults born between 1981 and 1996- represent the largest proportion of homebuyers in the U.S., according to a National Association of Realtors survey released last year. "They are just as interested in owning a home. They've just waited longer to buy their first one," says Bradley Nelson, director of marketing for Sotheby's International Realty. Affluent millennials, Nelson says, are going big.

Market Preferences

Millennials are the most educated generation in history, have higher incomes and are poised to inherit more than any previous generation, according to a May 2020 report from the Brookings Institute.

Millennials are characterized by their tech-savvy and environmentally-conscious values, and their millennial preferences are poised to dramatically shape the market.

Luxury headwinds

In addition, amid the indiscriminate decline in overall tax revenues caused by the pandemic, governments around the world are re-evaluating property and estate taxes as a means to cover budget shortfalls.

"For all buyers, tax implications are going to be a bigger part of their consideration when buying a home," Nelson says.

For the growing cohort of young, affluent buyers eager to get their dream home, millennials face a dearth of options that meet their unique tastes. "Inventories are near historic lows across the board, and especially for homes with the features they're looking for," Nelson says.

The world is definitely changing, and millennials know it. Miami is a place that they will probably like to live in.

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