Find a Location That Meets Your Needs Younger buyers and those through their 40s need to think about what they want to be near when it comes to restaurants or entertainment and nightlife, Dawkins said.

Build Wealth Through Real Estate Andy Piedra, real estate broker with Veteran USAF, suggests that the 20s are an excellent time to learn how to leverage real estate as a wealth-building tool.

Traditional Multifamily Homes The traditional multifamily home or flexible spaces are great options for first-time homebuyers, said Ralph DiBugnara, president of Home Qualified and senior vice president at Cardinal Financial.

Gen Z Wants Flexibility In general, DiBugnara said, Gen Zers in a position to buy are looking for more creative approaches to homeownership. “Gen Z want flexible homes or places to live without long term commitments and the possibility to earn money.

Think About Family Younger buyers should take into consideration if they intend to have a family, or if they intend to work a lot and be gone, Dawkins said.

In Your 50s and 60s If you’re close to retirement, Patel said “You’ll want to think about how long you plan on staying in the home, and whether or not you’ll need to make any modifications to accommodate your needs as you age.

60s and Beyond Dawkins said that generally people in their 60s and older are looking for something that has one level, as stairs can pose a safety hazard.

For buyers in their 60s and older, Dawkins said that “If they can stay in their own home and maintain their lifestyle by being active, then that’s a great healthy move for them.”