Survey Says Millennials Want to Own Homes

December 17, 2015

An overwhelming majority (95 percent) of renters 34 and younger said that they want to own a home in the future, a National Association of Realtors survey found. 

The Wall Street Journal reports that more than half of renters said that they can’t afford a home yet. A small portion of respondents (19 percent) prefer the flexibility of renting. First-time buyers dipped to 32 percent of all purchasers in 2015, the third straight year with a decline.

“There appears to be sizeable, pent-up demand for buying that currently remains untapped because of a variety of economic and personal reasons impacting many households,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist.

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