millennials Archive

Leaping Over the Hurdles to Homeownership

What can be done to ensure creditworthy households today and in the future have the opportunity to experience the personal and financial benefits of owning a home? That was the question on the minds of those in a packed...

2017 NAR Generational Survey: It’s Not All About the Millennials

There’s been a lot of hyperbole surrounding the housing wants and needs of millennials in recent years. Do they want to rent forever? No. Are they buying homes in the suburbs? Yes. Are they aware of the many low...

Story Idea: Millennials – Where Should They Buy?

Although millennials made up the largest share of recent buyers, homeownership rates for adults under 35 are still at the lowest levels seen in decades. However, this is not a result of young adults not wanting to own a...

Infographic: Student Loan Debt and Housing

Today the National Association of Realtors® and SALT®, a consumer literacy program provided by nonprofit American Student Assistance®, released a joint survey discussing the effect student loan debt hason postponing homeownership. The survey, which only polled student debt holders current...
June 13, 2016

NAR Hosting Student Debt Event on Monday

On Monday NAR and SALT will be co-hosting an industry and press briefing at the NAR D.C. office to release the findings of a new joint study looking at student debt’s impact on homeownership. The survey takes a look...

Not Joking Around: Correcting Four Housing Market Myths

In the spirit of any jokester’s favorite day of the year, I bring you the most common housing myths. Thanks to the magnificent data from NAR Research, these statements are as laughable as many of the false assertions you’ll...
April 1, 2016

The Myth of the Millennial Homebuyer

They’re eschewing buying a home in the suburbs like the plague. They prefer their first home to be as close as possible to the nearest coffee shop or “hip” restaurant. Space? Who needs it. Who am I referring to?...
March 9, 2016

Story Idea—Millennials to Remain Renters? Not if They Can Help It

Just about everyone in the housing industry has an opinion on the topic of whether millennials will ever want to give up renting and own homes like their parents. While the Millennial generation certainly faces more challenges than some...

Story Idea—Real Estate Website Feature Preferences Depend on Generation

It’s no secret that most Americans are searching the Internet during their home hunt. Many flock to sites like realtor.com® to see what’s available and work best for their family. However, according to the National Association of REALTORS® Real...
October 19, 2015

Story Idea—Only Able to Afford a Small Down Payment for Your First Home? You’re in Good Company

Many first-time buyers are overwhelmed by all the questions to ask before jumping into homeownership. People often wonder, “Am I ready? Is this a good investment for me? Can I afford it? Will I live here long enough to...
May 7, 2015