Millennials are buying homes later, but still want a place of their own

By Heather McCracken | PublicSource | July 5, 2015

Carlton J. Brown III is about to sign off on one of the biggest decisions of his life.

The 29-year-old is buying a three-bedroom house with a yard and a two-car garage in McKees Rocks, a borough northwest of Pittsburgh. Brown, a lab technician at an oil blending plant, has been renting with friends for the past two years.

But, “I’m getting close to 30 and I felt it was time I needed to make an actual commitment to something,” he said.

Photo: Carlton J. Brown III, 29, exploring the yard of the three-bedroom, $50,000 house he is purchasing in McKees Rocks, a borough northwest of Pittsburgh. (Photo by Heather McCracken)

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