What Does the Future Real Estate Client Look Like?

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Recent findings from the Pew Research Center show how demographic forces are driving population changes and reshaping how we live:
 
~ Fewer Americans are married. Only half of U.S. adults today are married, down from 70% in 1950. The increase in unmarried adults was greatest in those ages 50 and older—75% in the same time span—reflecting the rising divorce rate for the age cohort.
 
~ More generations are living together. There are nearly 61 million multi-generational households in the U.S. as of 2014, which includes two or more adult generations or grandparents and grandchildren. Growing Asian and Hispanic populations, which are more likely to live in multi-generational households than whites, explain some of the rise.
 
~ Women might never make up half the workforce. Women represented 46.8% of the U.S. labor force in 2015, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the share of women in the workforce will peak at 47.1% in 2025 before tapering off. The gender pay gap is closing, however, and is even narrower for young adults, with working women ages 25 to 34 making 90% of what their male counterparts made.
 
~ Immigrants are driving workforce growth. Growth in the U.S. working-age population (ages 25 to 64) will be driven by immigrants and their U.S.-born children through 2035 because of a lack of U.S. born children with U.S. born parents. There would be 18 million fewer working-age adults in 2035 without immigrants.
 
~ The share of middle-income households is falling. In 2010, 59% of American adults lived in middle-income households—those with disposable incomes that are two-thirds to double the national median disposable income—down from 62% in 1991. The decline of middle-income households in the U.S. was mirrored across Western Europe, but most Western European countries had a larger share of adults in middle-income households that the U.S.
 
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New Home Sales Hit Five-and-a-Half Year High in January

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No slowdown of new home sales - great news for Frisco, as there is lots of new construction in the process. 

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New home sales hit five-and-a-half year high in January

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Existing Home Sales Increase! Great News for North Texas!

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Existing-home sales nationwide increased 11.5% in 2013 according to data recently released by the National Association of Realtors.

Closer to home, the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems reports that its MLS sales volume increased 28% in 2013, accompanied by a 10% increase in the number of homes sold.

And, at the Ebby Halliday Companies, sales volume in 2013 increased by 34% over 2012, with a 23% increase in the number of homes sold.

These sales data make it clear that the Dallas / Fort Worth and North Texas real estate market was booming in 2013.

It's also clear that the Ebby Halliday Companies and its sales Associates out-performed the local market in 2013, and the firm expects to continue that trend in 2014.

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