What do Millennials want in housing?

Get the scoop on this housing demographic according to Ali Wolf, manager of Meyers Research, LLC, and a millennial herself!

Ali will be speaking at the International Builder’s Show this coming year in Orlando.


Meet Our Speakers Series: Ali Wolf

What do Millennials want in housing? This elusive first-time home buyer is impacting housing activity across the country, and while there have been lengthy discussions about this market segment, how many times has a Millennial actually been a part of them?

Ali Wolf is the Manager of Housing Economics for Meyers Research, LLC, and she is a Millennial herself. In the town hall session at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), “Housing & Millennials: A First-Person Perspective,” she will provide insight into this buying demographic and help you understand what is influencing the buying decisions of Millennials.

NAHB: In thinking about the Builders’ Show, what are you most excited to share during your session?

ALI: I’m excited to share what I’ve learned through relationships with other Millennials as I watch my counterparts grow up across the country. I also think the town hall format will allow Millennials and other industry professionals to candidly discuss what they are seeing in their families and their markets.

NAHB: We recognize that home ownership among Millennials is low. Without giving away too much, what can you share on this topic? Think of this as a teaser to attend your session.

ALI: I’ve identified two different types of Millennials you will find across the country. Both groups want to be homeowners someday, but one group is jumping in earlier than the other. We will discuss where the two groups are more concentrated and what you can do to attract them.

NAHB: Where are you currently located and do you have one “must see” place you’d recommend to out-of-town visitors?

ALI: I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio (Go Cavs, Go Buckeyes, Go Tribe!), but have been in Southern California for the last four years. Visitors to SoCal should explore Laguna Beach, including the Top of the World hike (as seen in the photograph) and Sawdust Festival.

NAHB: Best book read in the last year?

ALI: Thrive: The Third Metric for Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington. In her book, Huffington notes that there’s more to life than just the traditional definition of success: power and money. She explains one can “thrive” in life by also being healthy, making time for family and friends, giving back to the community, getting enough sleep, etc. Sounds like a book written just for Millennials, doesn’t it?

NAHB: Success quote?

ALI: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” —Neale Donald Walsch


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