According to Pew Research Centre, millennials are people born from 1981 to 1996, broadly people currently (2019) in their early-twenties to late thirties. They are a concern to politicians and commentators because few of them are becoming homeowners compared to prior generations
For an average person, the difference between renting and buying can be over a lifetime several million pounds. Repeat, several million pounds.
You may want to buy a property off-plan, before it has been built, in the hope that its value will increase by the time it is built. But there is never any certainty that will be the case and if that is your reason, you are playing with fire.
People are becoming homeowners later than ever – if they are becoming homeowners at all. All the talk is about young people moving away from homeownership – out of choice.
It is necessary to be cautious and careful when buying a leasehold property. There are many risks involved and you can lose a lot of money and have a lot of problems if you don’t go about things the right way.
We are being told all the time that millennials (people born between 1981 and 1996) are not into house buying for “lifestyle reasons”. Is that even true? If it is, those millennials are being seriously reckless about their future.
At the very time when fewer and fewer people are able to afford home ownership, the future for tenants seems far from bright… in fact it seems very worrying.
It is not just sensible to buy a property with someone else, it is smart and can save you a ton of money, time and effort in many cases. When it comes to property buying, two is often better than one.
If you are looking for a property bargain, buying a probate property is one of the best ways to do so. But there can be costly practical drawbacks to buying this type of property…
There are several less well-known but cost-effective ways to become a homeowner. One of them is a “home and business combo” – more commonly known as semi-commercial property.