Silly right? Maybe not as much as you would think…
A recent survey asked millennial home buyers the reasons for purchasing a home. And the results might surprise you…
“Better space/yard for a dog” beat out marriage AND birth of a child as reasons they bought a home!
And… if they were first time home buyers, the odds are even higher.
“Among millennials who have never purchased a home, 42 percent say that their dog – or the desire to have one – is a key factor in their desire to buy a home in the future”
42%… So almost HALF of the first time millennial buyers are looking for a place to accommodate a dog.
In my experience; these results are not shocking. The rental market is EXTREMELY stacked if you are a dog-owning renter. Most of the places are no dogs, or your paying extra just for your 4 legged friend.
And getting rid of your dog is NOT an option.
So what’s a dog-loving renter to do??
(How can you say no to this face?)
Well, if you want to gain more space, build equity and have a payment about the same as a rental; the choice is easy!
Fortunately for first time home buyers; the late fall is best time to buy a first time home.
Message me if you want to learn why waiting until next year is bad for your wallet!
Do it for your dog… not your spouse or kids 🙂