Just a few months ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Millenials and Real Estate” It is being predicted that millenials will be one of the biggest first time home buyers in 2015. According to Realtor.com, the best purchase markets for millenials are the following:
The best purchase markets for aspiring Millennial homebuyers are (listed alphabetically):
- Austin, Texas
- Des Moines, Iowa
- Grand Rapids, Michigan
- New Orleans
- Ogden, Utah
- Salt Lake City
|Dallas Skyline at Dusk – Pixabay
Yes I made the Dallas one a little larger on purpose. Dallas has been one of the major metropolitian cities with growth. The opportunities in the area are like no other. Of course you know that Dallas is named one of the best cities to shop and eat. So I may be bias on this one but seriously, there is a new place to eat and shop EVERYWHERE. Imagine all of these places being within 5 – 10 minutes of where you purchase your home! I am a millenial myself and when searching for a place to stay, I always look for access to highways and the local amenities. Shopping (whether retail or groceries) is always a local amenity that I need nearby. It doesn’t hurt if there are other amenities such as an emergency care center, great schools, local hospital, and restaurants too.
I am a development nerd and realize that once new economic development opportunities come to a city, that city will be booming soon. That’s the place to be for resale. Has anyone looked into living in The Colony? Not only is 2015 the season of millenials and home ownership but Vocativ just listed six cities in the region as the best cities for people under 35. Check other articles from Realtor.com about millenials. Maybe 2015 is the year to think about giving up the rent payment and look at a mortgage payment. Could millenials take over 2015 in home purchases?