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U.S. House Prices Analysis and Trend Forecast 2019 to 2021

How Will Boomers Affect US Real Estate and Nursing Homes

Housing-Market / US Housing Mar 07, 2019 - 05:37 PM GMT

By: Harry_Dent

Housing-Market Recently we talked about why Millennials aren’t buying a house at the same rate as their Boomer and Gen X parents. Today, let’s talk about how Boomers and Gen Xers are actually contributing to the housing shortage, and so driving up prices and thwarting the ability of younger people to buy.

And…

Why that could start to change rapidly just ahead.




First, an interesting insight…

A recent Freddie Mac study estimates that 2.5 million homes are being kept off the market, mostly by seniors aging in place rather than downsizing or moving into nursing homes, etc.

One million of those people were born between 1931 and 1941.

300,000 of them were born between 1942 and 1947.

250,000 of them were born between 1948 and 1958.

That means that the majority of these “aging-in-placers” aren’t Boomers (according to how I count that generation).

Turns out, we can’t blame them for this trend!

But there is a massive Boomer retirement trend that started in 2000 and will last into 2024…

It will see more homes kept off the market as this great generation chooses to age in place. But it will also see a ton of homes hitting the market when others opt for downsizing and nursing home care.

The question is: which scenario will trump the other?

There are two big problems here.

One, Boomers are watching in horror as their McMansions are falling in value while the value of the smaller homes they could downsize into are holding up better. That makes trading down less attractive.

Two, nursing homes are increasingly expensive, with subpar service.

However, contrary to popular opinion, Boomers haven’t yet started their trek through the peak spending wave for this sector, which peaks at age 84-plus. That’s why there is some excess capacity. They only start this journey this year.

Just look at this…

(Note that I’ve lagged the birth index 85 years in this chart.)

And I reckon that the number of Boomers who will chose NOT to age in place will quickly overwhelm the numbers that do.

Overall, I clearly see the nursing home trend flooding the property market with Boomer homes for sale. That’s what my “dyers versus buyers” indicator has said would occur in line with this trend into around 2040.

Real estate prices will buckle under the deluge.

Japan’s aging population and eight million empty homes, trending towards 15 million, would vouch for this trend.

So, don’t believe this housing shortage will continue, especially with the “Great Reset” in consumer and asset prices just ahead from 2020 into 2023 or so. It will reverse and likely rapidly!

Lower prices and Boomers moving rapidly into nursing homes will make homebuying more affordable again and raise ownership for Millennials.

But, this younger generation seems to buy less and rent more regardless of affordability. They’re more interested in spending money on “experiences.” So, Millennial home buying won’t save the property market.

Mark my words: real estate will never be what it was before the 2006-2012 crash.

Most important: Look for the great opportunity in nursing homes ahead.

The companies that can deliver lower costs and more responsive service via room sensors and other technology will make billionaires in this industry in the next 25 years!

Harry

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Harry studied economics in college in the ’70s, but found it vague and inconclusive. He became so disillusioned by the state of the profession that he turned his back on it. Instead, he threw himself into the burgeoning New Science of Finance, which married economic research and market research and encompassed identifying and studying demographic trends, business cycles, consumers’ purchasing power and many, many other trends that empowered him to forecast economic and market changes.

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