Economists at the Mortgage Bankers Association estimate that with over 1.6 million new households per year being added to the housing market, demand for new homes – both renter and owner-occupied – could be as strong as the U.S. has ever seen. Their recent study, Housing Demand: Demographics and the Numbers Behind the Coming Multi-Million Increase in Households, cites Baby Boomers, Asian-Americans, Millennials and Hispanics as the prime forces in this increased demand.
In fact, there will be 12.3-12.9 million more households age 60 (Baby Boomers) and over in 2024 than there are in 2015. Hispanics alone could account for over 5.5 million new households by 2024.
Overall, the study says that approximately 16 million new households will be driving the housing market in 2014.