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Could Baby Boomers Make Room for Millennials?

Baby boomers own homes, lots of them, with empty rooms, lots of them.
July 21, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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An article by Cameron Simons suggests that baby boomers and millennials might find common ground in the housing market. That is, in the extra rooms available in the homes of aging baby boomers. A new Trulia analysis analysis found evidence of 3.6 million unoccupied rooms in the nation's 100 largest housing markets. Then, Simons suggests the following.

For retired or soon-to-retire boomers, extra rooms are an opportunity to supplement income and offset cost-of-living increases – as much as an additional $14,000 a year. For many older Americans, renting a room provides an economic boost that may help them stay in a home longer.

For young adults, renting a room as opposed to a one-bedroom apartment could save them up to $24,000 annually.

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Published on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Trulia
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