Real estate investors make big comeback with millennial surge

Portfolio-building is recapturing established investors and young professionals alike
  • The vast majority of U.S. investors are keen to include real estate in their portfolio, according to new research commissioned by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.
  • More than 95 percent of millennial investors are interested in making a real estate investment, more so than their baby boomer counterparts (83 percent).
  • In many cases, millennials' first investment is not for them to live in full-time. Rather, it gets them on the property ladder and offers another type of lifestyle.

Realtor Kim Soper is helping a young professional woman buy her first property in Lexington, Kentucky. The client expects to move in five to seven years, so it will be more of an investment than a long-term home.