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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

There Is A 32% Or Greater Chance Your Home Will Be Purchased By An 18-34 Year Old

According to a recent National Association of REALTORS® survey, the group of Americans referred to as 'Millennials', 18 to 34 year olds, made up 32% of the home buying market last year.  As this group matures, it is predicted that they will become an even larger group of homeowners than the 'Baby Boomers' . . . there are more of them.

Typically this group of young home buyers do their research on line to learn about home buying ins and outs, they pretty much know what they want, where they want to live, and have found homes on line that they want to see.  They are busy, want to cut to the chase, and rely on their real estate agent to handle all the details more than any other group of buyers.

Rising rents, new low down payment loan options, the reduction in private mortgage insurance, and the improving job market have all been major contributing factors driving young people to purchase their own home.   Here are a few interesting statistics about the 'Millennial' buyers:

Dutchess County Made the List of the 10 Best Places in America to Buy a Fixer-Upper

According to a study conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®, Dutchess County NY is one of the 10 Best Counties in the nation where a buyer can get an edge in the market by purchasing a fixer-upper.  

NAR's Chief Economist and his team used the following criteria to determine the locations with the best 'Fixer Scores':

(1) The team analyzed the over 513,000 listings for midsize single-family homes in March;

Ulster County circa 1969 - A Great Place to Live - Then & Now

So much has changed, and so much has stayed the same.  Do you remember 46 years ago?  One thing that struck me as funny is that the fashions and hair styles are very similar to those of today.