Boomers and real estate

Amey Stone

If you consider almost any major trend, you need look no further than the Baby Boom generation to figure out what's sparked it. The trend of note today is the huge number of second home sales that is fueling the real estate boom. According to the National Association of Realtors, more than one third of all homes sold last year were second homes -- bought either as vacation homes or investment properties (and often both, I'd guess).

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