Rising home and living costs and high student debt makes buying homes a seemingly unattainable goal for millennials. Instead of waiting to save up a large deposit or borrow from family, some millennials are pooling resources with friends to reach their goals.
From July 2018 to June 2019, 4% of first time homebuyers bought with housemates, doubling the number from the previous 12 month period. These homeowners are splitting costs while gaining a home for the future and gaining access to equity that renting precludes. Millennial homebuyers are able to balance out the debt by adding additional homeowners, and their additional income.
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