DALLAS — Jake Buzzard is, as those millennials say, “living his best life.”
The 32-year-old central Illinois transplant has worked his way up to a well-paying job as a retail manager for a large multinational company in Grand Prairie, Texas. He oversees hundreds of workers, he’s in a committed relationship and, along with a growing number of his generation, he’s got a house: a $500,000 one in a swanky Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, which he closed on in April.
Millennials are buying homes. Never mind the punditry that the plastic straw-hating snowflakes are stuck in overpriced apartments because they keep opening their wallets for $7 avocado toast. They made up 34 percent of American home buyers in 2017, more than any other age group, according to the National Association of Realtors.