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In 2017 Americans learned to expect the unexpected, whether it be politics, weather or housing. Driven by record low inventory, little about the housing market went as forecast last year. “We thought there would be some things to take the pressure off,” reflects Skylar Olsen, senior economist at home search site Zillow. Interest rates would rise. Construction would pick up. Price growth would moderate. “That did not happen at any impactful level.”

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Two of three have an optimistic view, and millennials are even more positive.

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Here are some bottom-line insights impacting what people want–and will pay for–as they near and tip into retirement.

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Relative affordability and proximate access to family members and friends are the key drivers to what should sustainably support one of the two biggest demand streams in new housing and development over the next decade: the 55+ market.

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Two of every five Americans say they move when they retire. Even more, 43%, might prefer to move if they could, and the three most important criteria for where people who move choose to live are affordable cost of living, proximity to family and friends, and access to healthcare and good hospitals.

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Based on what’s been released so far, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduces incentives for homeownership and may reduce the rate at which homeowners move up from starter to larger homes based on its provisions of partially rolling back the mortgage interest deduction, limiting the property tax deduction and adding new restrictions on the exemption of capital gains tax for primary residents,” says Realtor.com Senior Economist Joseph Kirchner, Ph.D. “It is likely to exacerbate the current shortage of homes for first-time buyers and millennials by stimulating the demand for housing by increasing the after-tax income for many buyers. This comes at a time when the lack of homes for sale on the market will not yield increased sal...

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It’s not all conjecture: 2018 is shaping up to be a close reflection of 2017, which ushered in growing home prices across the country and solidified the recovery of the real estate industry. In other words, 2018 is starting to look pretty good.

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Dubbed Source Hydropanels, this technology complies with USEPA standards for drinking water and compensates for 70,000 plastic bottles after 10 years of use.

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Arizona-based renewable water company Zero Mass Water has developed an off-grid, self-sustained water producing technology dubbed Source Hydropanels. Integrated fans inside each panel draw air into the Source and hygroscopic material components absorb the water vapor in the air. Then, as air passes through a condenser, water vapor is collected and funneled into an internal reservoir (which holds up to 16 gallons of water in a standard-sized Source) where it is mineralized by adding calcium and magnesium and treated to achieve the optimal quality of drinking water. The water is then pumped into a polishing filter that balances pH levels and measures level of mineralization before being distributed to the user through a small tube that connects to a kitchen tap. According to Zero Mass, "a standard [two-panel] Source array replaces more than a 12-pack and up to a 20-pack of bottled water on a sunny day." On top of that, using the technology for approximately 10 years would compensate for nearly 70,000 plastic bottles. Users can monitor the system's water production in real time by using a mobile application. Additionally, the application provides weather condition forecast, including outdoor humidity levels and sunshine.

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This video showcases some of the great reasons to join the team of New Home Ambassador. We provide you with technology that allows you to give your clients an exciting, interactive new home buying experience with our Personal Designer Tool, and a comprehensive new construction home search tool. We provide our subscribers with ongoing, advanced training and access to a training library, backend dashboard for Lead management, weekly blogs, member’s only Facebook page, tips, scripts and drips, and much more!

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ABOUT STEVE RIDER

Steve Rider is a renowned Real Estate Trainer and Coach. Rider is also the Founder of the Builder Trade In Program™ and New Home Ambassador Program™. Both endeavors have received high endorsement by Keller Williams’ CEO, Gary Keller.Steve has been in Gary Keller’s Top 100 for over 10 years, was featured in the Wall Street Journal Top 100 from 2012-2014 and is a Team Leader Black Belt award winner.

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Steve started selling homes in the late 1970’s, and he is licensed in the states of Arizona and California. In 2012, he launched his highly successful Builder Trade In Program nationally, with over 50 awarded territories. He has been working closely with local builders in Arizona for over 40 years, and he heads up The Rider Elite Team based in Scottsdale, AZ, with sales over $212 million last year, most of which came from new home sales. Both the Builder Trade In Program and the New Home Ambassador Program are endeavors which have received high endorsement by Keller Williams’ CEO, Gary Keller, calling the program, “part of my original dream; it represents a whole new generation of thinking.”

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This video showcases some of the great reasons to join the team of New Home Ambassador. We provide you with technology that allows you to give your clients an exciting, interactive new home buying experience with our Personal Designer Tool, and a comprehensive new construction home search tool. We provide our subscribers with ongoing, advanced training and access to a training library, backend dashboard for Lead management, weekly blogs, member’s only Facebook page, tips, scripts and drips, and much more!

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ABOUT STEVE RIDER

Steve Rider is a renowned Real Estate Trainer and Coach. Rider is also the Founder of the Builder Trade In Program™ and New Home Ambassador Program™. Both endeavors have received high endorsement by Keller Williams’ CEO, Gary Keller.Steve has been in Gary Keller’s Top 100 for over 10 years, was featured in the Wall Street Journal Top 100 from 2012-2014 and is a Team Leader Black Belt award winner.