Over the last five years, negative sentiment has continued to peak. With an unsurprising climax in negative sentiment-categorized mentions after the start of the pandemic, pessimism about house purchasing has continued to creep up.
So, what does this mean?
As expected, house buying is causing people strain. From costly mortgages to painful purchasing processes, buyers – and wannabe buyers – are venting online.
But there’s a gap opening in the conversation between homeowners who bought their properties decades ago and new buyers – usually from younger generations – who are struggling in the current economic climate.
Let’s look deeper into this gap.
The generational divide
By splitting mentions by generation, we can get a sense of the discrepancies in the house buying conversation.