Main Content

Gen Z Is Making Their Entry Into The Homeownership Arena

Insights Into Gen Z

Williams Luxury Homes, with its finger on the pulse of real estate trends, brings you a fresh perspective on Gen Z's stride into home ownership. As a boutique real estate team in Greater Phoenix, we're excited to share some insights from LendingTree data, focusing on the surge of Gen Z's participation in the mortgage market.

Gen Z's Emerging Influence In The Real Estate Market

  • Salt Lake City sees 22.6% of mortgage requests from Gen Z
  • Oklahoma City registered at 22.36% while Birmingham, Alabama came in at 20.8%
  • Indianapolis registers 20.3%, and Louisville, Kentucky records 20.2%
  • Minneapolis hits 18.7%, Nashville, Tennessee reports 17.9%, and Phoenix notes 17.6%
  • Charlotte, North Carolina at 15.1%, Austin, Texas at 14.4%, and Tampa, Florida at 12.8%
  • Los Angeles documents 10.0%, and New York City observes 8.9% of mortgage requests from Gen Z

Despite challenges like pandemic graduations and student loan debt, Gen Z is showing resilience and a keen interest in homeownership.

Gen Z Homeownership In Phoenix

  • Phoenix sees 17.6% of mortgage requests from Gen Z
  • The average down payment by Gen Z homebuyers in Phoenix was $29,446
  • The average requested loan amount by this generation was $307,864

Phoenix holds the 12th position among cities with the highest percentage of Gen Z mortgage requests, signaling a promising trend of young homeownership in the overall metro.

Also Read: United States’ Housing Market: Insights From Altos Research


Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, And Birmingham, Alabama See The Most Gen Z Mortgage Requests

Gen Z Homebuyers: The National Perspective

  • Gen Z made up only 4% of U.S. homebuyers in 2022
  • In 2022, 30% of 25-year-olds owned their homes, compared to 28% of millennials at the same age
  • Gen Z members born between 1997 and 2012 made over 20% of mortgage requests in multiple cities
  • Less affordable cities like San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles saw Gen Z requests less than 10%

From these trends, it's clear that Gen Z is reshaping the real estate landscape, albeit with its unique set of challenges and opportunities.

The Impact Of The Pandemic & Remote Work

  • Remote work has changed Gen Z's attitudes toward housing
  • Pandemic-induced need for larger spaces has driven some to seek homeownership
  • High home prices, rents, and interest rates, slow construction, and student debt present obstacles

Despite these hurdles, Gen Z’s interest in homeownership is undeterred, illustrating this generation's adaptability and resilience in a rapidly changing world.

In Closing

One of the biggest realities of the real estate industry is that is ALWAYS evolving. There are literally thousands of dynamics at play. From life-changing pandemics and mass migration to world events and mortgage rates, real estate is complex. If you would like to learn more about the Greater Phoenix market, feel free to let us here at WLH know. Thanks for stopping by LUXE BLOG.

Also Read: Arizona State Tax Incentives Spurring Film Industry Growth

Send Us A Message

Put Yourself On The A-List & Access The Keys
To Arizona’s Finest Properties

    Skip to content