After several decades without the multigenerational home, GenXers are bringing it back to the U.S.. Gen Xers are actually buying homes to share with their adult children. These days, one in six Gen Xer bought a multigenerational home. Over half of the Gen X homebuyers that bought a home specifically to accommodate a multigenerational household say that they bought the home because their adult millennial children either were never able to move out or had plans to move back home.

These are the results of the 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends research from the National Association of Realtors. Older millennials were also buying multigenerational homes. About a third of them stated that they were buying these homes to take care of their aging parents. Another one-third said they were buying a home to accommodate their parents in order to spend more time with them.

Real estate investors should take note of the growing trend. As Gen Xers purchase homes to accommodate their adult children, it needs to be noted that their Millennial children are more likely to move from these homes directly into homeownership. The Millennial generation is the most likely group to skip renting altogether.

Millennials as a whole are currently the most active generation of homebuyers. This is true for the sixth consecutive year. The study further divided Millennials into older and younger Millennials, because younger Millennials are purchasing the least expensive homes with around 1,600 square feet.

So, while older Millennials and Gen X buyers are more likely to need more space to accommodate their multigenerational needs, the younger homebuyers in the Millennial generation are devouring the smaller home market. One consequence of this is that Boomers trying to downscale are having to compete because Millennials aren’t renting as much. They are circumventing renting and jumping right into home buying.

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