Millennial interest in homeownership can be hard to gauge

Two recent surveys offer conflicting views on whether millennials still consider owning a home part of the ‘American dream’
  • A Trulia report concluded that “The American dream of homeownership is not only alive and well, but continues its resurgence."
  • Millennials who participated in a recent Fusion survey, however, didn’t even list owning a home among their top three priorities.

To people of a certain age, millennials are a bit of an enigma. Why do they seem to prefer ordering pizza online, as opposed to picking up the phone to place their orders? Why do they seem to love taking “selfies” with their smartphones? And why do they seem reluctant to embrace the concept of homeownership?