California Home Hunting – The Millennial Home Buyer
This is a very humorous, and unfortunately very true ( especially here in California) depiction of a young millennial trying to buy his first home.
I’m sure some might think this is true of our current housing market situation in California . . . and it is! but, the overpriced housing market in California has been around for decades! what’s different now, is the fact that due to a shortage of available, and affordable homes in California the situation has been compounded in the last 2 to 3 years.
The last time I was working with a millennial couple looking for a two-bedroom condominium here in San Diego, it took over a year, and three different offers on properties, before we were able to close escrow on their first home.
Now, keep in mind that my first-time home buyer clients were well qualified for their price range, and with help from their folks were putting 20% down. Yet it was very frustrating to find a decent property that did not have multiple offers on it within days of its original listing.