Latest Housing Trend: Millennials Ditching Their Rents For Owning Property
While it may seem incomprehensible for the generation coming of age in the Great Recession to be purchasing homes, the rate at which rents are rising makes renting to be a less economical option for a growing number of millennials.
While nationally the median age at which people are buying homes is rising, the situation is just the opposite here in Seattle. Despite the existence of student loan debt being the main hurdle for most millennials, many here in Seattle work in the tech industry, which allows them the ability to pay down debt quicker. Coupled with historically low interest rates on home loans and too high of rents, the ability for Seattle area millennials to purchase a home will only increase.