Millennials haven’t written off home ownership

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Millennials haven’t written off home ownership

Different to popular perception, millennials still highly respect residence ownership, and a some expects to pick a home in the next five years, in accordance to a CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) study of young adults age 18-34. C.A.R. President Kevin Brown commented, “Despite recent news reports of young adults moving back house to reside with Father and mother, millennials haven’t totally written off residence purchase and still desire to owning a residence.”

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•   The study found that of the millennial renters, the vast majority (67 percent) rent simply because they can’t afford to purchase a house.

•   More than half (54 percent) offered home ownership an value rating of “8” or higher on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being “not at all important” and 10 being “extremely important.”

•   Millennials are optimistic about future residence costs, with 59 percent saying they expect home costs will improve in a year, and 63 percent believing residence costs will be higher in five years.

•   Of those currently renting, more than one-third (36 percent) would be inspired by affordable home prices to purchase now.  Sixteen percent reported they would be enthusiastic by having the down-payment required to purchase, and 15 percent by an improvement in their budget.

•   One in two millennial tenants has student debt, but many don’t feel it is preventing them from qualifying for a home loan.  Furthermore, more than four in 10 (43 percent) don’t posses loans that would prevent them from choosing a house.

•   Although many millennials witnessed their parents struggle with the recession, more than half (59 percent) said the property problems didn’t affect their attitude toward homeownership being a great investment.


•   While they aspire toward residence ownership, the majority was uncertain or skeptical they could get a mortgage loan at this point, with 45 percent saying they were not positive, and 33 percent saying they would not be able to receive a mortgage loan now.


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michael zuren
Schmidt Mortgage Company - Willoughby, OH

This was a very informative article.

Oct 29, 2014 05:57 AM #1
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     My millennial friend just bought a house.  Her sister wants to buy, but she needs to beat down the student loan and get a better job.

Oct 29, 2014 06:16 AM #2
Mark Wagner Jr.
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ

Millenials will definitely be an intricate part of the housing landscape over the next 5 years or so!

Oct 29, 2014 07:53 AM #3
Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

It appears that they go about the process in a different way to reach the same goal.

Oct 29, 2014 08:21 AM #4
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

 Millennials, generally described as 18-to-34-year-olds, have moved past Generation X to become the largest generation in the American workforce, so eventually they will build up the credit and collect enough for a down-payment. They are going to buy their own place.

Sep 24, 2015 04:47 PM #5
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