Did you know that millennials consider their dogs as a top priority when buying?
Thirty-three percent of Millennial home buyers said their purchase decision was driven by their dog according to a survey done by Harris Poll on behalf of SunTrust Mortgage. That outranks weddings (25 percent) and even kids (19 percent). Millennials that don’t have a home yet are prioritizing their pups in their decision. 42 percent of those surveyed say a dog is a key factor in their home choice.
Sure, a dog is much cheaper than a child. But Millennials aren’t skimping on the amenities when searching for their new digs. Homes with deluxe amenities for their pooch are outweighing the desire for a nice yard. Dog parks, pet-friendly trails, and fresh running water are a few things some look for in a neighborhood. It’s not strange to find built-in dog washing stations inside these newer builds. Baby Boomers or Generation X may find this ridiculous, but Millennials are much more educated and aware of their natural environment. This, of course, includes animals.
Let us know if you and your best friend are in the market for new digs. We are dog lovers and understand how important your four-legged friend is when making such a huge decision and investment.