Millennial Trends

Most Houston millennials plan to buy a home or apartment, survey says

Most Houston millennials plan to buy a home or apartment, survey says

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The majority of Houston millennials are looking to purchase a home in the near future. ihmoneysmarts.org

In the next few years, the majority of millennials plan to stop renting and start owning — and Houston is right in the mix.

A new report from Apartment List analyzed responses from millennials in its first-ever Renter Confidence Survey to determine their future homeownership plans. According to the survey, 75 percent of Houston-area millennials plan to purchase a home or apartment, making the Bayou City the No. 17 place in America with millennials who intend to buy. Only seven percent of Houston millennials, currently under 35, say they plan to rent forever.

Only seven percent of Houston millennials say they plan to rent forever. 

Millennials across Texas are following the trend. Seventy-eight percent of young Texans are interested in purchasing a home, while only 5 percent expect to rent indefinitely.

Other Texas metro areas rank high on the list of places with millennials who plan to buy. Austin ranks No. 2 in the nation (82 percent), Dallas-Fort Worth ranks No. 12 (77 percent) and San Antonio ranks No. 19 (74 percent).

Nationwide, 74 percent of millennials expect to buy a home. Fifty-three percent of those surveyed expect to buy after 2018. However, older, married millennials expect to make the move within the next three years, reports Apartment List.

Cincinnati, where 85 percent of millennials plan to buy, takes the top spot on the list. Denver (No. 3); Atlanta (No. 4); and Washington, D.C. (No. 5) round out the top five.