Millennials are living at home longer to avoid paying high rent or to save for their own down payment. This is not news. Millennials are even asking their parents to refinance their own home in order to help with all-cash offers to win bidding wars. You may have already heard about this one also.
But did you know that Millennials are hardly alone, at least when it comes to receiving home-buying assistance from family. In ValueInsured’s latest Modern Homebuyer Survey, it is reported that nearly 1 in 4 interested homebuyers plan to seek down payment help from a family member. What’s more interesting is that the pattern is near universal, across demographic segments.