Millennials (now the largest population group in the US) are currently between the ages of 26 and 41 – historically, the age at which many have made the ceremonial transition to “adulthood” via homeownership.
However, between the pandemic, inflation, and the wildest housing market in years, this generation hasn’t seen the most ideal conditions for purchasing their first home.
And so, we meet the Unmortgaged Millennials — or members of this generation who have never owned a home.
Opendoor asked in their new report, “What would the unmortgaged millennial do toown a home right now… andwhat’s holding them back?”
Millennial homeownership by the numbers
47% of unmortgaged millennials say they woulddelay vacations for five years if it meant they could buy a home, and 41% would even delay a wedding for five years. 🏡
44% wouldsay goodbye to their morning coffee runs if it meant they could buy a home —and35% would miss out on their favorite shows and eliminate all TV.
And you can forget Hinge + Tinder — of those surveyed, two-thirds use real estate apps and a majority browse homes online. Unmortgaged millennials are home-search obsessed, and would rather swipe through interiors of homes than swipe right (or left…) on romantic prospects. 🤳
Knowing how motivated homebuyers are, we dug into Opendoor’s Fort Worth listings to round up 3 different homes that $375K can buy you in FTW.
Dave & Buster’s Trivia Show | Tues., Sept. 20 | 7-9 p.m. | Wild Acre Brewing, 6473 Camp Bowie Blvd. | Cost of purchase | Modeled after pub quizzes in Ireland and the UK, Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz.
Cowboy Conversations | Wed., Sept. 21 | 6 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | Free | Support the Fort Worth Herd at this chat featuring Pete Bonds and Bob Loomis, moderated by Tom Johnson and Pam Minick.
Oktoberfest | Thurs., Sept. 22-Sat., Sept. 24 | 5-11 p.m. | Trinity Park | $10+ | A three-day authentic German fest with all of your favorites like German bier, food, live music, shopping, carnival rides, biergartens, 5k, bike ride, stein hoisting, and more.
Dexter & The Moonrocks | Fri., Sept. 23 | 8 p.m. | The Post at River East, 2925 Race St. | $10 | The Abilene band is bringing “Western Space Grunge” to Cowtown.
September Cafe Con Leche | Sat., Sept. 24 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Artes de La Rosa, 1440 N. Main St. | Free | Learn about the only Latino cultural center in Fort Worth during this fun family event.
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Carlos Gonzalez-Jaime has been named the first executive director of Transform 1012. The nonprofit organization is working to transform the former KKK Klavern No. 101 Auditorium at 1012 N. Main St. into the Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing. Learn more about Carlos’ plans. (Fort Worth Report)
Spooky season is here + we’re ready for treats and tricks. Head to Cutting Edge Haunted House (1701 E. Lancaster Ave.) + Hangman’s House of Horrors (4400 Blue Mound Rd.) starting Fri., Sept. 30 for fright night. Or check out three other haunted houses around the metroplex. 👻 (PaperCity Fort Worth)
The 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition has broken records again, reaching 25 million webcast views across 177 countries from June to August. With a total of 3 million hours watched, the webcast brings the professional music competition to listeners all around the world for free. 🎹
No. 1. That’s what American Aero ranked on the Aviation International News’ FBO Reader Survey. The company operates out of Fort Worth’s Meacham International Airport + has topped the list of best-fixed base operators for five consecutive years. ✈️ (Fort Worth Business Press)
Do you know what a PID is? Public Improvement Districts are special taxing districts that the city uses to fund improvements and maintenance around town. There are currently 13 active PIDs in Fort Worth. Learn more about each of them.
Big Tex is getting a new outfit. The 55-foot-tall cowboy who presides over the State Fair of Texas is trading in his old threads for a new set by Cowtown brand Dickies. The new look references iconic historic western wear in blue and red fabric complete with stars, diamond-shaped buttons + fringe. 👕
Speaking of cowboys — did you know that Fort Worth has a connection to the infamous showdown at the O.K. Corral? The McLaury brothers were Tombstone, AZ ranchers, but their third brother Will was a Cowtown lawyer who worked to prosecute the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. Read the full story. 🤠 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
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All of our exes may live in Texas — but apparently, all of our current simultaneous romantic relationships do too. Fort Worth is ranked the second most unfaithful city in America according to MyDatingAdvisor.com. Dallas topped the list and Houston came in third rounding out the Lone Star State’s cheating trifecta.
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