baby boomers and property

Market myth : World ends when Baby Boomers retire

Property market commentary has become infused with a tsunami of theories as to why the world is ending. Some represent credible threats, of course. Others represent no such hazard, yet have been espoused so frequently they are increasingly being treated as common knowledge. When “everyone knows” something it’s often a good time to consider whether…

Will Baby Boomers Bust?

Australia is facing a demographic tsunami. There are 5.3 million baby boomers (born between 1945 and 1964) and the oldest are now starting to retire. This dominant market segment makes up 25% of the Australian population; represents 38% of the country’s households; 43% of the paid workforce and holds 49% of our housing assets (in…

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