A Housing Boom, Led By Boomers
"...Economists believe this [baby-boomer generation] demographic trend may be one of the forces driving the US housing market... It could be an important boost for the economy. Housing and autos are still two of the main drivers of economic activity, marked by large multiplier effects that provide jobs and work for other industries that supply them. Retirees moving into new houses buy carpets, drapes, television sets, dishwashers, and refrigerators."
Thanks to Chris Steins