I found this fascinating quote today:
The latest Homeownership Survey validates what many had hoped to see in the housing markets. Exceptional prices and plenty of inventories are restoring the appeal of real estate to an unlikely source: Pre and Post Retirees. Younger Boomers looking to move up to that once forgotten Dream Home they thought they couldn’t afford and Older Boomers looking for that perfect Home or vacation property to call home in Retirement.mathewsrealtygroup.wordpress.com, Mathews Realty Associates, Jan 2010
You should read the whole article.