Generations to come and how they will apply the desire to become homeowners. Will they be buyers?

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As I was pulling away from my home this morning heading to work I saw my neighbor helping his children load up pull behind backpack style bags, backpacks and suitcases.  Two young girls who I've watched grow throughout the years and are now starting to be in their teens. My point is their Dad was there helping load up everything he hasn't been living with the family for about 7 years due to divorce.  It just made me think about these young girls and how children have adapted to going back and forth from parent to parent.  Packing clothes, homework and other things they will need while they are with that parent. 

So do you know where I'm going with this?  Since that generation is so used to packing up for a visit, moving from one parent to the other.  Will these kids be the type of home buyers that we are accustomed to now?  Or will they be so used to moving around all the time it will be hard for them to stay put in one place or commit to buying a property knowing they will want to move shortly.  OR, will they be so tired of moving around all the time they will want to stay put?  I'm a child of divorce and have never liked the idea of moving.  My reasons for not wanting to move around much has lots of variables.  I'm just curious to see what the future brings for that generation.  Especially since their parents have also experienced this crazy housing market that they are dealing with now.  Time will tell I guess.


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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Penny,  Interesting perspective.  I'm with you on this one.  Doean't it seem like it must have some sort of effect on fututure buyers ?  Some sort of disconnect ?  Or will it show up as some sort of drive to own and plant roots.  Hmmm...

Feb 03, 2010 03:44 AM #1
Shelley Heck
Pen-Mar Regional Association of REALTORS - Chambersburg, PA

I don't come from a divorced family, but my Dad was Army for 21 years. So, I lived the life of bouncing around quite a bit - hated it. I looked forard to the day that I would stay in one place.

My daughter has several friends from divorced families and they all talk about the day they can buy their own place so they don't have to bounce around. Most have had to do it from a very young age and want the stability of a solid home. So, my opinion is that those could be some of our best buyers to look for.

Feb 03, 2010 03:48 AM #2
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