NAHB regularly conducts national polls of American adults and home buyers in order to understand new trends and preferences in the housing market. This is the second in a series of posts highlighting poll results, as presented during the 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL. See previous post on tiny homes.
What do driverless cars have to do with housing? Among the possible connections, they could have an impact on the location where people choose to buy their homes. When those open to the idea of buying a driverless car were further asked if having one might encourage them to move further away from work, a significant share – 63% – said ‘yes’ or ‘maybe.’
As with previous trends, younger people would be more likely to move further away from work if driverless cars become a safe and reliable commuting option: more than 60% of Millennial and GenXers might be encouraged, compared to only 18% of Seniors.