Millennials Prefer Value Home Investments Versus Affordability, QuoteWizard Study Finds

SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces released a report on states where millennials are buying more homes. When comparing homeownership rates over the six-year period, QuoteWizard found that nearly half of all states saw some growth in millennial ownership, whereas the other half saw a decline.

The biggest correlating factor QuoteWizard found to reflect millennial homeownership growth is a differential type of metric that signals the quality of home investment. This differential of home value and mortgage balance in each state can be viewed as a value metric that shows a willingness to incur mortgage debt for a value investment in a home. The differential in home value and mortgage balance metric showed a strong correlation in the top growing states for millennial homeownership.

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Key Findings:

  • The 17 states with the largest increases in millennial homeownership are also states in the top half of most expensive median home values. Affordability isn’t driving under-35 homeownership.

  • Eight of the top 10 states for millennial homeownership are in the top half in median home value compared to outstanding mortgage debt, indicating that millennial homeownership is driven by value investment versus affordability.

  • Median home values increased by 27% from 2013 to 2019, while median income of people aged 25-34 only increased by 17%.

  • Above-average income growth from 2013 to 2019 in states with higher rates of millennial homeownership is a common factor.

Methodology

QuoteWizard analyzed Census income data in each state from 2013 to 2019, to see if there was a  correlation between millennial homeownership and income growth. We also looked at Census data to see which states have seen the biggest changes in millennial (under 35 years old) homeownership from 2013 to 2019.

Rank

State

2013 Ownership %

2019 Ownership %

Ownership % Change

Difference Home Value vs. Outstanding Mortgage Debt

1

Vermont

7.9

9.5

20.3%

$63,359

2

Oregon

7.8

9.3

19.2%

$125,003

3

Maine

8.1

9.5

17.3%

$99,246

4

Wyoming

12.8

14.7

14.8%

$50,686

5

Massachusetts

7.6

8.7

14.5%

$156,178

6

New Jersey

6.7

7.6

13.4%

$89,711

7

Washington

9.7

10.8

11.3%

$130,119

8

Tennessee

10

11.1

11.0%

$13,720

9

Pennsylvania

9

9.9

10.0%

$31,142

10

Florida

6.7

7.3

9.0%

$49,677

11

Hawaii

5.8

6.3

8.6%

$273,037

12

New York

7.5

8.1

8.0%

$67,690

13

Ohio

10.1

10.9

7.9%

$19,661

14

New Hampshire

8.2

8.8

7.3%

$101,346

15

Michigan

10.4

11.1

6.7%

$22,033

16

Rhode Island

7.8

8.2

5.1%

$98,423

17

Indiana

11.8

12.4

5.1%

$28,133

18

Alabama

10.2

10.7

4.9%

-$7,002

19

Colorado

11.4

11.9

4.4%

$122,187

20

North Carolina

9.5

9.9

4.2%

$27,380

21

Alaska

12.3

12.7

3.3%

$102,833

22

Idaho

11.7

12

2.6%

$103,007

23

South Carolina

9.7

9.9

2.1%

$10,641

24

Connecticut

7.7

7.8

1.3%

$19,872

25

Virginia

9.6

9.7

1.0%

$21,803

26

Missouri

11.9

12

0.8%

$24,155

27

Iowa

13.2

13.3

0.8%

$15,006

28

Wisconsin

10.8

10.8

0.0%

$52,811

29

Georgia

9.9

9.8

-1.0%

$18,414

30

Kentucky

11.1

10.9

-1.8%

$21,915

31

Nevada

11

10.8

-1.8%

$64,988

32

Illinois

10.3

10.1

-1.9%

$7,075

33

Maryland

9.6

9.4

-2.1%

$37,980

34

Nebraska

14

13.7

-2.1%

$30,181

35

South Dakota

14.2

13.8

-2.8%

$43,211

36

New Mexico

10

9.7

-3.0%

$36,129

37

West Virginia

9.7

9.4

-3.1%

-$11,464

38

Oklahoma

12.6

12.2

-3.2%

-$9,411

39

Texas

11.3

10.9

-3.5%

$21,976

40

Mississippi

10.1

9.7

-4.0%

$8,093

41

Kansas

12.3

11.8

-4.1%

$3,063

42

Minnesota

13.1

12.5

-4.6%

$64,526

43

Arizona

10.1

9.6

-5.0%

$54,641

44

Arkansas

11

10.4

-5.5%

$117

45

North Dakota

16.4

15.5

-5.5%

$47,226

46

California

8.1

7.6

-6.2%

$186,909

47

Montana

10.7

10

-6.5%

$61,389

48

Utah

16.3

15.2

-6.7%

$134,887

49

Louisiana

12.2

11.2

-8.2%

-$4,251

50

Delaware

9.8

8.9

-9.2%

$50,773

About QuoteWizard QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006.

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