How Long Will You Live In Your Next House?

If you’re shopping for a house this year, there’s likely a reason you’ve decided now’s the right time for you to buy. Maybe it’s because you no longer like the neighborhood you’re in or you need more space because your family’s grown since your last move. Whatever the reason, the list of things you want in your next home is mostly tied to the things you want and need right now. But, based on a new analysis of homeownership tenure from ATTOM Data Solutions, you might want to also think about your future needs. That’s because, the length of time the average homeowner lives in a house has been growing in recent years. In fact, in the early 2000s, homeowners typically stayed in a house just under four-and-a-half years. These days, it’s almost double that. At the end of last year, for example, the average homeowner had owned their home over eight years. And while it’s fallen slightly this year, it’s still climbing in some places – especially, the Midwest and South. In other words, the house you buy today might be your home for most of the next decade. Which means, you should probably give some thought to – not just what you need right now – but also what you might need over the next several years. (source)

About the Author
eXp Realty, the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings (NASDAQ: EXPI).

Bobby is a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran and Florida native with over 17 years of combined, award-winning experience in Real Estate and Mortgage Lending in Central Florida. An eXp ICON AGENT and Certified Mentor. Formerly with RE/MAX where he was recognized as a Hall of Fame Member and a consistent Platinum Club Award Winner. Locally, a multi-year Gold-Level Award Top Producer within the Orlando Regional Realtors Association (ORRA). His consistent productivity has earned him universal recognition, named as a Top agent in numerous publications, year after year including being voted a Best of Southwest Orlando Realtor 6 years in a row!

Bobby holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License with designations as a Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI); Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR); Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP); a Florida Military Specialist (FMS) and one of the few Real Estate Collaboration Specialists – Divorce (RCS-D) in Central Florida. These advanced designations denote expertise in financial, market, and investment analysis, in addition to negotiation. As such, he is considered an ‘expert’ in his field with experience in court testimony.


Bobby is also a dedicated member of his community and has served on numerous local Boards of Directors. He is a youth sports coach and a Partner in Education with Orange County Schools. Thus, Bobby was voted a 2015 ORRA Good Neighbor Award recipient for his volunteerism and charitable contributions by his peers.

Bobby and his beautiful wife Halle have three very active children; Isabella, ‘Little’ Bobby and Alex. They stay busy as a family with sports, extra-curricular clubs and travel. However, they also give back as a family and donate to local rescues as well as providing their home to foster animals whenever possible.

One of Bobby’s greatest attributes is that time and again he has proven himself to be a selfless professional, treating each of his clients as if their property was the most important. He continues to work with his clients personally and does not differentiate between a $100K condo or a $1M house on a lake…anywhere in Central Florida, he gives each one the equal time, attention and respect that they deserve, as praised through the countless reviews written about him by former Buyers & Sellers!

Bobby Baldor has demonstrated the extensive experience and proven expertise in our local market to help you and your family achieve your real estate goals. But more importantly, he is a caring member of our community. Bobby’s personal slogan is ‘Your Real Estate Hero’ …and he works hard to prove it.