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Best and Worst Places for Millennial Home-Buying

Members of the millennial generation, especially first-time buyers, are already struggling to purchase a home due to student loan debt, trouble saving for a down payment and tight inventory—factors cited in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. According to GOBankingRates, slow wage growth and low unemployment rates across the country are also impacting the homeownership rate.

There are, however, specific locations that may be easier to purchase in because of low median list prices and low monthly mortgage payments. GOBankingRates rated the most and least expensive states across the U.S. to help millennial buyers find affordable housing. The report uses a median income of $60,932 to represent ages 25-34, and the following rankings are based on a 20 percent down payment and a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage.

Top 5 Most Affordable States

  1. West Virginia
    Median Lis price: $154,900
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 2.5 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $693
  1. Ohio
    Median list price: $150,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 2.5 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $704
  1. Arkansas
    Median list price: $150,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 2.5 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $757
  1. Indiana
    Median list price: $167,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 2.7 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $757
  1. Iowa
    Median list price: $169,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 2.8 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $766

Top 5 Most Expensive States

  1. Hawaii
    Median list price: $599,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 9.8 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $2,584
  1. California
    Median list price: $499,950
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 8.2 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $2,168
  1. Massachusetts
    Median list price: $419,900
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 6.9 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $1,833
  1. Colorado
    Median list price: $408,068
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 6.7 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $1,780
  1. Oregon
    Median list price: $352,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 5.8 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $1,551

For more details, read the entire GOBankingRates report.

Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com.

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Best and Worst Places for Millennial Home-Buying

Members of the millennial generation, especially first-time buyers, are already struggling to purchase a home due to student loan debt, trouble saving for a down payment and tight inventory—factors cited in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. According to GOBankingRates, slow wage growth and low unemployment rates across the country are also impacting the homeownership rate.

There are, however, specific locations that may be easier to purchase in because of low median list prices and low monthly mortgage payments. GOBankingRates rated the most and least expensive states across the U.S. to help millennial buyers find affordable housing. The report uses a median income of $60,932 to represent ages 25-34, and the following rankings are based on a 20 percent down payment and a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage.

Top 5 Most Affordable States

  1. West Virginia
    Median Lis price: $154,900
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 2.5 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $693
  1. Ohio
    Median list price: $150,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 2.5 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $704
  1. Arkansas
    Median list price: $150,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 2.5 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $757
  1. Indiana
    Median list price: $167,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 2.7 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $757
  1. Iowa
    Median list price: $169,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 2.8 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $766

Top 5 Most Expensive States

  1. Hawaii
    Median list price: $599,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 9.8 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $2,584
  1. California
    Median list price: $499,950
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 8.2 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $2,168
  1. Massachusetts
    Median list price: $419,900
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 6.9 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $1,833
  1. Colorado
    Median list price: $408,068
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 6.7 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $1,780
  1. Oregon
    Median list price: $352,000
    Estimated time to save for a down payment: 5.8 years
    Monthly mortgage payment: $1,551

For more details, read the entire GOBankingRates report.

Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com.

For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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$415,000 :: 4212 BOLD MEADOWS, Oakland Township MI, 48306

4 beds, 3.1 baths
Home size: 2,647 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,068 sq ft
Added: 11/21/17, Last Updated: 11/21/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217104321
Community: Oakland Twp
Tract: THE CROSSINGS SUB NO 1
Status: Active

Architecturally exciting elevations creates this one of a kind classic ~ Shockingly well priced while situated amongst exclusive Crossing Sub homes. A one time opportunity for the fortunate buyer first to discover this beauty ~ Relaxed yet refined interior boast of glistening hardwoods ~ bold granite with Island ~ All new stainless Steel appliances~ great room with FP ~ Finished lower level and deck for summer star gazing rank 2nd only to the massive impression created through exceptional landscaping of brick patio pavers ideal for exclusive private garden gatherings ~Formal dinning room ~ Library with French doors ~ convenient 1st floor laundry with mud room ~ this exceptional balance home offers a full kitchen lower level with full bath and cozy fireplace This home is very well maintained and shows pride of ownership ~ upscale Sub offers club house ~ pool ~tennis and walking trails …………… BATVAI.

Listed with Morgan & Milzow, REALTORS®


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$265,000 :: 2372 BLOCKTON RD, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,872 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,037 sq ft
Added: 11/20/17, Last Updated: 11/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21391611
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: BRABACH ORCHARDS
Status: Active

Nestled in desirable Rochester Hills, lies a beautiful light-filled and cheery Colonial home. Newly painted and carpeted throughout with extensive hardwood flooring on first level. This home offers a clean and move in ready environment. Nearby are award winning Rochester Hills schools. This home has great curb appeal and a very large backyard. Hurry! This reasonably priced home won?t last. ”

Listed with Max Broock, REALTORS~-Birmingham


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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$849,900 :: 849 STONEY CREEK, OAKLAND Township MI, 48363

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,533 sq ft
Lot Size: 871,200 sq ft
Added: 11/21/17, Last Updated: 11/21/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031335742
Community: Oakland Twp
Tract: NONE
Status: Active

Located on 20 acres of beautiful land, across from Myth Country Club, this 3 bed/1.5 bath ranch is a dream come true! Not only is this a hunters paradise but has rivers that flows through, gardens, camp ground, sheds, barn, garages and much more! You have to check out this one-of-a-kind property! *Seller to provide 1 year home warranty!

Listed with Realteam Real Estate SCS


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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$520,000 :: 2870 PLUM CREEK, Update MI, 48363

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4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 3,467 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 08/02/17, Last Updated: 11/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21349928
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: PLUM CREEK OCCPN 815
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/3/2017 by 8%
Status: Sold

Situated in a prestigious wooded sub, this custom 4 BR 4.5 bath home affords all the comforts for living & entertaining in style. Windows galore pour natural light into the generously-sized 2-story interior. Hardwood floors, distinctive tray ceilings, crown moldings and wainscoting, refined fixtures, and a neutral color palette set a tone of elegance. Dramatic 2-story great room with fireplace & custom built-ins (TV, wet bar and full house sound system) connects to a gourmet kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, newer granite & a sun-filled breakfast area. A 3-season porch brings offers views of the wooded grounds, flower boxes and custom paver patio & walkways. The large first floor master suite offers a custom walk-in closet & 5-fixture bath. The finished lower level offers recreation/entertaining areas, kitchen + full bath plus huge finished multi-purpose room. Add?l features: whole house generator, new roof 2015, 2 new AC/furnaces, excellent Lake Orion schools.

Listed with Signature Sotheby’s International Realty


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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$849,900 :: 849 Stoney Creek, Oakland MI, 48363

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,533 sq ft
Lot Size: 871,200 sq ft
Added: 11/21/17, Last Updated: 11/21/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31335742
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: NONE
Status: Active

Located on 20 acres of beautiful land, across from Myth Country Club, this 3 bed/1.5 bath ranch is a dream come true! Not only is this a hunters paradise but has rivers that flows through, gardens, camp ground, sheds, barn, garages and much more! You have to check out this one-of-a-kind property! *Seller to provide 1 year home warranty!

Listed with Realteam Real Estate SCS


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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