Category: Households

Houseless by degrees

22 May, 2012 (10:33) | Bankruptcy, Ecosystem, Education, Homeownership, Households, Housing, Loans, Rental, Student loans |

By:David A. Smith   The deeper one digs into our current massive supply overhang of foreclosed or foreclosing homes, the more causes one finds, unexpected causes.  Beyond the securitization froth, Fannie Mae’s peccadillos and malfeasances, the end of the Baby Boomer Buyer Bulge, or even the Eurozone’s starvation for yield, let’s add another one: a […]

Going to get old real soon? Part 2, the silver (haired) lining?

1 May, 2012 (10:53) | Apartments, boomerang generation, Demographics, Economics, Families, Households, Housing, in-law apartments, Markets, multi-households, Tenure, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post introducing the burgeoning phenomenon of the boomerang generation living at home, using as our source a recent Christian Science Monitor article, introduced us to Cassie Owens.  Judging by the story, she’s dedicated, intelligent, and unemployable in anything she’s been educated for (comparative […]

Going to get old real soon? Part 1, future clouded

30 April, 2012 (11:16) | Apartments, boomerang generation, Demographics, Economics, Families, Households, Housing, in-law apartments, Markets, multi-households, Tenure, US News |

By: David A. Smith   Is American household formation actually in reverse?  That’s what a recent Christian Science Monitor article would lead one to conclude:   Three in 10 young adults live with parents, highest level since 1950s   Smile for the camera, kids   Personally, I find the statistic almost inconceivable.     A […]