August 14, 2017

Huge Opportunity in Convincing Baby Boomers to Sell Homes

Courtney Huckabay

People 55 and older own 53 percent of U.S. owner-occupied houses, the biggest share since the government started collecting data in 1900, according to real estate website Trulia. That’s up from 43 percent a decade ago. Those ages 18 to 34 possess just 11 percent. When they were that age, baby boomers had homes at almost twice that level.

August 7, 2017

Robotic Furniture Transforming Urban Living

Courtney Huckabay

It’s no fun living in a cramped apartment, but what if you could make it feel considerably larger with the press of a button? Furniture trends and smart home trends are colliding to accommodate small-space urban living. Here is one you'll start to see influencing consumers, from

August 4, 2017

Swimming Pool Shoppers will Dive into these Backyard Trends

Courtney Huckabay

"The popularity of “staycations” has influenced the way homeowners are looking at pools," Lyon Financial reports. "No longer an afterthought, pools are becoming a way to personalize their outdoor living experience and obtain serenity and relaxation right at home for many years to come, rather than a few days of a vacation getaway here or there.

August 2, 2017

Take Pies to the Next Level with these Pizza Trends

Courtney Huckabay

While one-third of adults recently reported eating out less often, according to a Reuters/Ipsos survey, pizzerias seem to be exempt from this trend. At the end of 2016, it was reported by CHD Expert and Technomic that pizza is a $45 billion industry in North America, having grown even more from the previous year.