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Age Distribution of Repeat Buyers

  • Repeat buyers accounted for 63 percent of the home buying market in the last year according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.
  • The typical age of the current repeat buyer is now 53-years-old, up substantially from 41 years reported in 2001.
  • Repeat buyers who are aged 35 to 44 years old shrank to just 19 percent of the market in 2011 from 34 percent in 2001, while the age category of 55 to 64 years doubled to 26 percent in 2011 from 13 percent in 2001.
  • For more information on the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, click here.

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