Homeowners that decide to invest in themselves, and purchase a home before age 35 are reportedly better prepared for retirement when they turn 60. This study comes from Urban Institute.

More importantly, the younger generations are very strong believers in owning a home.

According to a Freddie Mac survey,

“The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials.

Our survey…finds that Gen Z views homeownership as an important goal. They estimate that they will attain this goal by the time they turn 30 years old, three years younger than the current median homebuying age (33).”

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth | Keeping Current Matters

Below you can see the impact of purchasing a home at an early age. The Urban Institute study shows below.

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth | Keeping Current Matters

Based on this data, those who purchased their first homes when they were younger than 25 had an average of $10,000 left on their mortgage at age 60. The 50% of buyers who purchased in their mid-20s and early-30s had close to $50,000 left, but traditionally purchased more expensive homes.Although the vast majority of Gen Zers want to own a home and are somewhat confident in their future, “In terms of financial awareness, 65% of Gen Z respondents report that they are not confident in their knowledge of the mortgage process.”

Bottom Line

As the numbers show, you’re not alone. If you want to buy this year but you’re not sure where to start the process, we can definitly help you to understand the best steps to take from here. Contact one of our trusted professionals today.

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