Buying a home is one more thing millennials have been putting off — along with getting married and starting a family.
In fact, millennial home ownership dipped to a low of 36 percent in 2014, compared with about 65 percent for all ages, according U.S.Census Data.
However, that doesn't mean millennials aren't considering it, said Kevin Meehan, regional president of Wealth Enhancement Group in Illinois. "Some still have traditional desires to own homes," he said.
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And if you are a millennial debating whether to jump into the housing market, now may be a particularly good time.
For starters, mortgage rates are near their lowest levels ever, which helps, although home prices are still rising.
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At the same time, since the Great Recession, lenders have become a lot more strict about approving loans, especially to borrowers who don't have perfect credit.
Tighter lending requirements have left more young people unable to buy. That translates to more renters, which is outstripping the supply of rental apartments, giving landlords the ability to raise rents in many areas to new highs.
"Rents have gone up at an extraordinary pace since the financial crisis," Meehan said.
Landlords now have the incentive to "charge what the market will bear," said Evelyn Zohlen, president of Inspired Financial in Huntington Beach, California. As a result, "often a monthly mortgage payment is smaller than rent," she said.
In fact, buying a home is now 23 percent cheaper than renting nationwide, according to real-estate website Trulia. Keep in mind that's a national average and varies widely depending on where you live and applies to those with a 20 percent down payment.
Buying beats renting in many of the country's top cities including Miami, Houston and New Orleans, although in other places it's still cheaper to rent, Trulia's research showed.
For those who plan to stay put for five years or more, buying could be a great option, financial advisors say. "If you have a buyer's mentality and it is where you think you will be geographically," then "the buying advantage definitely points to a very affordable time to purchase," Meehan said.