I just read an interesting article about real estate trends. They mentioned WINKs – Women with Income and No Kids.
Do you know any WINKs? The article predicts that by 2015 40% of Gen Y households will be WINKs. Gen Y are people born between 1981-1999.
The article goes on to say that this group is responsible for trends such as walk-in closets and easy access to the laundry area of a home. I think that is a stretch – I mean who doesn’t want a walk-in closet and a convenient laundry area?
The thing that interested me most about the article (besides learning what a WINK is) is that their housing preferences are very similiar to others. They want safety, walkability to shopping and restaurants, easy access to gym facilities, and opportunities to socialize. See my post about location, location, location.
To summarize don’t think I’m crazy if I market your home to a WINK buyer. And if you’re investing for resale, remember that McMansions out in the country are out and practical but attractive homes are in!
If you have any questions about WINK or other real estate matters, give me a call at (919) 818-5001.
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