Economists' Outlook

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Expected Tenure in Home

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  • Forty-two percent of recent buyers were unsure of how long they expected to own their home.
  • The typical buyer estimated they would live in their home for 10 years.
  • Repeat buyers and buyers over the age of 45 estimated they would live in their home for 15 years.
  • Buyers who were 18 to 24 years of age estimated they would live in their home for seven years before moving.
  • For more detailed information and a downloadable PowerPoint presentation on the 2010 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, go here: http://realtors.org/research/research/home_buyers_sellers_maps
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