Homeowners Becoming Homebodies & Staying Longer

Looking to stay, or looking to move?

For many homeowners, staying put is what’s ideal.

In 2020, the average homeowner had been in their home for 13 years – which is up from 8.7 years in 2010 and 6.4 years in 2005. But a record of 25.1% of U.S. homeowners have lived in the same home for more than 20 years.

That’s 1 in 4 homes.

So, why aren’t homeowners moving?

There seems to be a few factors:

  • Some homeowners are reluctant to home shop during the pandemic
  • Other homeowners are hesitant to enter into the market, which is currently very competitive
  • Older homeowners are weary to enter into a senior-living facility home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Will 2021 increase these stats? Or will long-term homeowners begin the move? Only time will tell!

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