Millennials are arguably the most tech savvy generation. Information, on any and every subject, is at your fingertips. However, sometimes the sheer amount of information can become overwhelming and distracting. It can be hard to sort through and find exactly what you want.

Here are some quick tips for young millennials thinking of buying your first home.

  • Take some time to figure out what you want.
    • There are a lot of choices to be made when buying a house. This includes the style of the house, the neighborhood, the price range, the size of the house, etc. By sitting down and thinking about what you are looking for, your journey to finding the right house will be easier in the long run.
  • Look over your finances and get an idea of what you can afford.
    • Check your credit score and speak with some lending institutions to get a feel for what your mortgage process will look like. You’ll want to find the right lender that will offer you the best rate so don’t be afraid to go and see multiple banks or credit unions.
  • Try and find your dream house but remember to be realistic.
    • It can be fun to watch channels like HGTV and get caught up in the million dollar houses and beautiful beachfront properties. However, it’s important to remain realistic about the type of house you can afford that will still bring you happiness.
  • Find a real estate agent to guide you through the process.
    • Real estate agents have the qualifications and the experience to effectively guide you in your house-hunting process. They can help you find houses you didn’t know were available, can streamline the negotiation process, and will be a constant source of comfort throughout the whole process. Their knowledge will ease the anxiety behind making such an important decision because you know you will be in good hands.

These are just some quick notes that will hopefully help you in your buying process. If you would like some more guidance, feel free to reach out to us and we will help you on your way to finding your dream home! 

This content is not the product of the National Association of REALTORS®, and may not reflect NAR's viewpoint or position on these topics and NAR does not verify the accuracy of the content.