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The traditional tale of homebuying has always illustrated the idea that one should first buy a smaller home to begin building equity, then selling it after a few years to invest in a larger, longer-term property. Much of this has been determined by average salaries and available fields of work in decades prior, where society understood that to make the life you dreamt of would take years of climbing the ladder.
Jumping into today’s ‘entry-level’ job market, young adults are finding themselves entering the workforce with salaries that, in decades prior, would have taken years to earn. The progression of education, access, and lucrative fields that emerged in the early 2000s gives these young earners a whole new spread of options when entering the early years of adulthood. Millennials, in fact, are increasingly buying homes at younger ages and higher price points than their families before them.
Long painted as a generation doomed to perpetual poverty and renting forever because they’ve spent all their money on artisanal coffee and 24-karat gold facemasks, Millennials are ending their leases and moving into homeownership in record fashion. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, Millennials made up 43% of homebuyers in 2021, a larger share than any generation before them. Moreover, with low-interest rates and an increased desire for turnkey homes, a rising percentage of these homebuyers are bypassing the traditional gateway of homeownership and delving directly into purchasing luxury, move-in-ready properties where they’re able to start families or grow old in.
With better-paying jobs and pandemic-era savings in tow, today’s first-time buyers have three primary things in mind: luxury, location, and convenience. It’s rare that a property has all three, however, this luxury townhome in the Ashton Woods neighborhood of Sandy Springs checks off every box on the list. With 3,900 square feet of living space, this 4-bed, 4.5-bath townhome exudes luxury living from every room. Both modern and innovative, this home features an expansive rooftop deck, an elegant elevator, and stunning architectural touches throughout.
Proliferated by natural light, this well-appointed, corner unit home is a rare gem in the Sandy Springs market. The main level’s open floor plan is perfect for entertaining as the gourmet chef’s kitchen features an oversized island and opens to a spacious dining room and living room. Along with its massive island, the beautiful kitchen comes complete with waterfall edge countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and statement lighting fixtures. The living room centers around a stunning custom-designed fireplace and boasts built-in cabinetry and serene views from the main level balcony.
Designed with fun and flexibility in mind, the uppermost level of the home has its own full, open concept living area, including plenty of space for an in-home movie theater, a modernized kitchenette, and a full bed and bathroom as well. Beyond its fully upgraded interior and stunning finishes, the rooftop terrace certainly steals the show. Promising gorgeous views of the wooded backyard and a comfortable space to enjoy the outdoors, the rooftop terrace truly sets this home apart from the other properties in the neighborhood.