Visionaries and other thought leaders are fond of suggesting that the way another city, region, country or planet does things is the solution to one of our own pressing problems. “If only we did it the way they do it in Eastern Slobovia, everything would be fine.”
A survey of prospective homebuyers, millennial and otherwise, reveals that the idea of a “forever home,” a house that will last through all phases of a person’s life, is outdated.
Being able to personalize your home is one of the perks of owning it. These days two in five homeowners are going for a “statement” front yard.
Should a real estate agent tell his or her buyers “buy this house”? No. The role of the real estate agent is to guide. It isn’t to supply motivation. It isn’t to push clients across the finish line.
Daniel Gilbert, Harvard psychology professor, internationally famous happiness expert and the guy in those Prudential Financial commercials, thinks real estate transactions are “almost all psychology”.
You’re fine-tuning your time machine so you can go back to 1970 and get a great deal on a house, then pay your property taxes with the change you find under your sofa cushions. What 1970 school district are you going to want to put your kids in? An article in the April 19, 1970 S.F. Sunday Examiner & Chronicle gives you guidance.
American family and household structures have much greater variety than fifty years ago, and multigenerational living is on the rise.