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    Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

    During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation to regain their lost wealth.

    According to Pew Research Center,

    Their fortunes have rebounded more than those of other generations during the post-recession economic expansion and as home and stock prices have risen. Since 2010, the median net worth of Gen X households has risen 115%. In fact, in 2016, the most recent year with available data, the net worth of a typical Gen X household had surpassed what it was in 2007 ($84,200 vs. $63,400)”.

    The same report also mentioned,

    15% of Gen X’s homeowners were ‘underwater’ on their homes in 2010 (meaning they owed more than they owned). By 2016 only 3% were underwater.

    As a result of homes regaining market value and their increasing net worth, many Gen Xers are presented with the opportunity of selling their current home in order to move up to the house they always dreamed of!

    According to the 2019 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report by the National Associations of Realtors, in 2018 Gen Xers made up the second largest share of home buyers by generation at 24%.

    The report also provided some highlights about their purchase:

    • Greatest share that purchased a multi-generational home (16%).
    • Largest share that purchased a detached single-family home (88%).
    • Highest median household income ($111,100).
    • Bought the most expensive homes of all the generations.
    • Job-related relocation was identified as the primary reason to buy.

    But this generation is not only buying- they are selling too!

    • Largest share of home sellers (25%).
    • Highest median household income among sellers ($123,600).
    • Tenure in the previous home was a median of 9 years.
    • House too small was indicated as the primary reason to sell.
    • 91% sold the home using a real estate professional.

    Bottom Line

    If you are a Gen Xer who would like to know exactly how much your house is worth today so you can move up to the home of your dreams, let’s get together to analyze your current circumstances.

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    Danny Cheung

    I spent almost thirty (30) years with the Department of Defense in hardware/software design, development, operations, maintenance, and program manager before joining the Group in a full-time capacity. I am thrilled to put my years of experience as an Electronics Engineer and Program Manager to assist and lead our Real Estate Group to the next level. I am committed to establishing the tools and resources necessary for our team members to work more seamlessly and effectively, thus ensuring our clients' satisfaction. My wife and I have two daughters and a dog (he’s more like our son). I enjoy traveling and watching sports, especially football…Go Skins!

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