Planning for Homeownership

When is the right time to purchase your first home? The answer differs across age groups.

One in five parents say they expect their child to own a home by age 25, yet this doesn’t match up to reality. Younger adults tend to feel the most pressure to own a home, but they’re still waiting on their own time terms, according to a new survey from, a home remodeling website. surveyed nearly 1,000 individuals between the ages of 18 to 81.

Millennials thought that 30 is the ideal age to buy a home; Gen Xers said 28; and baby boomers said age 27 was the best for buying a home.