Millennials will not save the housing market: 50 percent of Millennials have less than $1,000 in savings. A large number are mired in student debt.By
Contrary to anecdotal Taco Tuesday baby boomer nonsense, Millennials are not in any position to save the housing market. Millennials have differing priorities some based on generational trends but some being driven by economic necessity. The vast majority of the $1.3 trillion in student debt is being carried by younger Americans, not older baby boomers who went to college when state schools were nearly free and private institutions were dirt cheap that you could work at a fast food joint and pay for your annual tuition. It was also a time when buying a home wasn’t some giant global speculative gamble. Today we have markets where investors dominate, foreign money is king, and flippers are house humping their way into leased cars and plastic surgery. In California, 2.3 million adults live with their parents. As things improved, some went out and formed new households as renters. Some pundits think that many of these people were saving big bucks living at home with their parents but the latest survey shows the exact opposite. 50 percent of Millennials have less than $1,000 in savings. And these are the people that will buy $700,000 crap shacks that were built during the Great Depression?…
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