By the numbers, my niece Amy is a typical Millennial: she’s 23, she graduated from college 2 years ago, and she pays $321 in student loan debt every month. Her interests include bike riding, guitar, Saturday brunch and beer tastings. She’s a sales manager for an international food distribution company and she rents an apartment in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
One thing that is not typical about Amy: she just bought a house. With lots of news coverage about how Millennials can’t afford to buy homes, it might seem like Amy is ahead of the curve. I asked her why and how she did it.