Young home buyers in the Phoenix-area are bucking the typical trend and avoiding moving to urban areas in favor of suburbs such as north Phoenix, Gilbert and near South Mountain. AZCentral contributor Gremlyn Waddell speaks with Sammy Glassman, associate broker, selling representative specialist and certified negotiation expert with HomeSmart in Phoenix, about Millennials reasons for moving to the suburbs.

In suburban areas, millennials find resales and new builds that are a bit more affordable which is helpful for a generation Glassman has found to be cautious and conservative:

They’re also aware that the local housing market is picking up again, but because they may have witnessed their parents or other relatives endure a foreclosure, they know they don’t want to overspend and become “house poor.” But they also really don’t like the idea of renting.

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