Hottest Homebuyer Names of 2017
ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed more than 4 million sales of single family homes in 2017, broken down by the first name of the buyer, shedding some light on which generation is becoming more active buying homes — primarily millennials — and which generations are becoming less active — Gen-Xers, along with the pre-baby boomer Silent Generation and Greatest Generation. See the info graphic below.
The biggest increases in homes purchased in 2017 were by buyers with first names popular among millennials — Dylan, Chelsea, Austin, Alexandra and Taylor — all of which spiked in popularity as baby names between 1992 and 1995.
The biggest decreases were by buyers with first names popular among Gen-Xers and the pre-baby boomer Silent Generation and Greatest Generation — Gerald, Kristin, Stanley, Kurt and Jaime — which spiked in popularity as baby names between 1916 and 1976.
The names do vary by state so check out the heat maps below to see what names were hot — and what names were not — for 2017 homebuyers in your state.
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