Millennials Are Buying the American Dream

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Contrary to some predictions, Millennials are making owning a home a priority. While they’re buying their first home a bit later than prior generations, they’re embracing the long-term value that home ownership brings.

1) Millennials are dominating the first-time homebuyer category today.

The median age of first-time homebuyers is 31, according to a National Association of Realtors study.

2) The vast majority of Millennials think owning a home is important.

According to a Merrill Lynch study, 81% of Millennials agree that “homeownership is an important part of the American Dream.”

Percent who agree that “Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream”
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3) Most Millennials consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons.

In a survey by Fannie Mae, Millennials who own a home prefer owning over renting for these reasons:

Millennials why buy

A strong local economy, rising rents and low interest rates have all helped Millennials reach the tipping point and take the plunge into the American Dream of home ownership.

I can help first-time buyers find the best home for their needs. Reach out with any questions you have, or forward this to a first-time homebuyer you know.

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 2:41 pm
Sheri Putzke | Category: Real Estate, Uncategorized

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