What is the average number of homes a person buys in their lifetime?

Asked by Terri Lewis, Nashville, GA Tue Feb 3, 2009


Laura Smith…, Renter, Dearborn, MO
Wed Mar 28, 2018
In my experience I say 1 starter 2 grower house 3 downsize.
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Josie Sarullo, Agent, San Diego, CA
Mon Jan 27, 2014
I believe the average American BUYS five houses in their lifetime. First time home then the family grows and you need a bigger home then the trophy home cause your secure in your jobs kids are older and its time to entertain then the vacation home then your retirement home.
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that sounds like an upper 1% plan and it's only 4 actually
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Lynn Crosby, Agent, Dallas, TN
Tue Feb 3, 2009
The average is approx. 2 or 3.

1st - starter home
2nd - growing family
3rd - downsize as empty nesters or relo retirement community.
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Penny O'Brien, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Feb 3, 2009
Depending on how long you live, most peoples reside in their homes for 5- 7 years...
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