Millennials’ Mortgages Are Going To the Dogs

According to a recent Harris Poll, 33% of millennial homebuyers cited their dogs as the primary reason for buying a home, outranking marriage and children. There are several reasons for this trend, including the fact that millennials love dogs and view pet ownership as a way to prepare for future adult responsibilities. Additionally, this health-conscious generation is more willing to spend money on their pets’ well-being, which contributes to the growing trend of moving into houses for the beloved pet’s sake. This trend isn’t going away anytime soon, with 42% of millennials who have never purchased a home saying that their pet would be a key factor in any future home buying decisions. So, it seems that the neighborhood is going to the dogs and, sure, big yards are great, but what about a built-in dog-washing station next to your garage?