Are You 1 Of The 59 Million Planning To Buy This Year?

    Are You 1 of the 59 Million Planning to Buy This Year? | Keeping Current Matters

    According to a survey conducted by, one in four Americans are considering buying a home this year. If this statistic proves to be true, that means that 59 million people will be looking to enter the housing market in 2017.

    The survey also revealed 3 key takeaways:

    1. Those most likely to buy are ‘Older Millennials’ (ages 27-36) or ‘Generation X’ (ages 37-52)
    2. Minorities, particularly African-Americans, were twice as likely to respond that they were considering purchasing a home this year than white respondents.
    3. Many potential buyers believe they need to put 20% down and need to have perfect credit to own and are unaware of programs that would allow them to buy now.

    Holden Lewis, a mortgage analyst for, pointed to one big reason why many Americans are starting to consider homeownership:

    “Having kids and raising a family is a primary reason why Americans take the leap into homeownership—many consider it a key component of the American dream.”

    Bottom Line

    If buying a home is a part of your dream for 2017, meet with Roseburg Properties Group for help determining if you are able to. 541.371.5500 or


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