Almost 25% of Millennials (ages 26-41) claim they plan on renting forever, according to this Apartment List article. That’s nearly double the amount since they started their ongoing survey of 31,000 Millennials in 2018.
In the grand scheme of things, 1 in 4 Millennials swearing off homeownership forever isn’t earth-shattering news. To put things in perspective, the highest rate of homeownership ever was 80% in North Dakota back in 1900. But generally speaking, the homeownership rate has hovered in the 65% range nationally for almost 5 decades. Some people will always be renters; homeownership isn’t for everyone.
There are four main reasons they give for not buying:
• They feel it’s financially risky (19%)
• Don’t want the costs of maintaining a home (30%)
• They like the flexibility renting allows (28%)
• Can’t afford to buy a house (77%)
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