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It's Harder for Recent Grads to Move Out Now Than It Was 10 Years Ago

Tony Owusu

"In the mid-2000s, lending standards and an abundant supply of homes made it easier for recent grads to move out and form their own households instead of living with their parents," said Aaron Terrazas, Zillow's senior economist. According to Zillow data, the share of college grads in their 20s who live with their parents increased to 28% in 2016 from 19% in 2005. Zillow's data also show that the number of recent grads living with a romantic partner was on the decline as the number living with their parents increased.