This is what the typical first-time homebuyer looks like

There were 3.1 million first-time homebuyers in 2016 and early 2017, according to a recent study on the state of the nation’s housing market by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. While a review of these buyers shows that they vary widely in age, we’ve taken the most common characteristics to create a profile of the average first-time homebuyer. Here’s what they look like.