Related: "6 Signs it's Time to Sell"
The common opinion of many urban developers and realtors alike is that a boomer downsize is inevitable. Boomers are suspected to be holding on until the market is "just right", at which point the country could experience a massive increase in boomer real estate availability, but don't hold your breath. The more cash necessary to secure a home, the less senior homes to hit the market.
Related: "Age Demographics & Market Value"
In the meantime, keep your eye on some major metropolitan cities which are likely on the verge of an inventory boom: Knoxville, Tennessee - 66.4% of seniors have yet to downsize.
Colorado Springs, Colorado - 65.9% of seniors still reside in their original homestead.
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indian - 65.2% of boomers haven't budged.
Dayton, Ohio - 64.1% still holding on.
Columbia, South Carolina - 63.7% still going strong.