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What millennial home buyers want: Tips from the experts

Nine millennial home buyers tell what it was that sold them on the houses they bought.

Kamryn Mogul and Blake Famulari, Massapequa Park

(L-R) Kamryn Mogul, 25, Production and Development, Tory
Credit: Heather Walsh

Famulari, 28, director of relationship development for Broadridge Financial Solutions, and Mogul, 25, who is in production and product development for Tory Burch handbags, closed on their three-bedroom, 1 1/2-bathroom home for $538,000 in December. They are getting married this year.

(L-R) Kamryn Mogul, 25, and her fiancé Blake
Credit: Heather Walsh

WHY THEY BOUGHT IT The couple liked the open floor plan, which is rare for a house built more than 40 years ago.

(L-R) Kamryn Mogul, 25, and her fiancé Blake
Credit: Heather Walsh

“We were looking for something that was turnkey ready, that has good bones and a strong foundation, but that wasn’t done too much to someone else’s specifications,” Famulari says.

Omar and Tracy Clennon, Freeport

Tracy and Omar Clennon at their Freeport home
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Omar, 37, an architect, and Tracy, 35, a medical sales manager for an infant probiotic company, bought their three-bedroom home for $285,000 in December 2016 and moved in this past October after renovations. They got married last year.

An inside look into Omar and Tracy Clennon's
Credit: Raychel Brightman

WHY THEY BOUGHT IT “We knew we wanted to renovate, and we felt it was a good canvas to work from,” Omar says. “It was something that had potential, a layout we could work with and good bones.”

An inside look into Omar and Tracy Clennon's
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Tracy says most millennials are “looking to create their own value.”

John Oliveira and Paulina Pecak, Huntington

John Oliveira and Paulina Pecak of Huntington. hoMAIN012618_Millenials-Pecak
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Oliveira, 29, an operating engineer for the Local 15 union, and Pecak, 25, a freelance makeup artist, closed on the three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom house in October for $665,000. They plan to get married this summer.
WHY THEY BOUGHT IT They fell in love with the yard, which is large and private and has an above-ground pool and hot tub. “It looks like you’re on vacation, away from home,” Pecak says. 

Ingrid Cifuentes, Valley Stream

Ingrid Cifuentes, 29, stands in front of the
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Cifuentes, 29, a medical technologist for Northwell Health, purchased a four-bedroom, one-bathroom home for $335,000 in June. 
WHY SHE BOUGHT IT “It was cozy — it wasn’t too huge — and it was well taken care of,” she says.

Brittany and Richard Linchangco, Deer Park

Shown in a selfie, Brittany and Richard Linchangco
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Brittany, 28, a nurse practitioner, and Richard, 30, who works as a project manager in the HVAC industry, bought an updated house with a large den. They got married last year.
WHY THEY BOUGHT IT The open layout, which is perfect for entertaining, they say.

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