Fewer Young Adults Buying Homes, Housing Costs, Low Mortgage Rates

Although mortgage rates remain low, rising housing costs are resulting in fewer young adults buying homes, according to a report by Freddie.

Many young households also prefer the flexibility and convenience of renting and currently don’t plan to buy a home. Homeownership rates for young adult households peaked – along with most other.

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 · The result of more older Americans buying homes while fewer young adults followed suit, is a stagnant market where the figures are essentially unchanged. The overall homeownership rate stalled at 64.2 percent, exactly the same as last quarter’s.

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 · Mortgage bankers shed 1,200 jobs, as their refinance business has dropped dramatically due to higher rates. The unemployment rate for young adults rose to 7.8 percent, with just 74.8 percent of them working, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 · Rates are expected to remain near historically low levels in 2016, even as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy. And Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have rolled out several mortgage products that require just 3% down payments, lowering a common barrier for young-adult home.

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There’s a big debate in real estate over where home ownership rates are headed, and whether Millennials – people who came of age around 2000 – will get into the housing market the way.

Rising house prices have not only left fewer young people able to buy a home, they have also divided them into property "haves" and "have-nots".. low mortgage interest rates.. housing costs.

 · Buyers are typically expected to put a 20% down payment on a home. So if, for example, the house you’re eyeing costs $200,000, you may need to drop $40,000 upfront. Even if you’re lucky enough to be sitting on that much cash, beware spending it if you have other financial obligations to fulfill.