The Average First-Time Buyer Earns $72,000 A Year

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April 26, 2017

For the most part, the people who are buying a home for the first time have the means to do so.

CNBC reports that first-time buyers, on average, are 32 years old and earn $72,000 a year, well above the nation’s overall median household income of $56,516. These statistics come from the National Association of Realtors.

Buying a house is more difficult than 40 years ago, when first-time buyers were younger and earned less. CNBC says that homebuying is less accessible in 2017, and that many buyers are already wealthy or get help from their parents.

First-time buyers are also largely white (79 percent), born in America (78 percent) and child-free (60 percent) but still married (58 percent).

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