WASHINGTON—During National Homeownership Month in June, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is telling members of Generation Y –people born in 1977 or later –that the time is right to buy a home. “As the economy recovers and young people who had to live at home with their parents move forward with their lives and achieve their dreams of homeownership, home builders are delivering homes that cater to the floor plans, features and affordability that this generation desires,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder and developer from Charlotte, N.C.
The NAHB is encouraging young people to buy new homes. With most of Generation Y showing a preference for highly energy efficient homes, the NAHB is emphasizing that new homes feature Energy Star-rated appliances along with windows, doors and insulation that better control a home’s interior climate and help save on utility bills. Also, an NAHB study indicates that new homes cost less to maintain than an older home.
These young buyers are encouraged to visit social media communities, like facebook.com/homebuildrs; pinterest.com/nahbhome; and google.com/+nahb to see many of the designs and features being included in home built by NAHB members. Home buying and home building information and resources can also be accessed at the NAHB website here.