The Millennial Market

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Millennial Update

A Breakdown of Prospective Millennial Buyers
■ 89% of Millennial renters say they plan to buy a home someday
■ 4% expect to buy in 2019
■ 30% say they will wait at least 5 years
■ 72% see affordability as the biggest obstacle for their purchase
■38% say they have bad credit
■ 29% say the monthly payments for a home are an obstacle
■ 62% specify a lack of money for a down payment
■ 11% have saved $10,000 or more for a home
■ 48% have zero down payment savings

These statistics came from a new survey conducted by Apartment List, a rental property database company. There are many loan programs available that only look for a 3 to 3.5% down payment.

In addition, there are some loan programs, including the VA loan program and the USDA Rural Development loans, that require zero down payment.

Other Millennials expect to receive help from friends and relatives for their down payment.

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