My husband and I got a fixer-upper in a small neighborhood. The house was pretty much unlivable, but he managed to DIY what he could and hire what he couldn't until we moved in. It's been incredible living the last couple of years without paying rent or mortgage. We've had to do some additional major house projects (new AC, insulation, etc.) since moving in, but it's a lot easier financing a project with Lowe's and paying it off in two years than being saddled with a thirty-year mortgage. I would definitely recommend it to millennials. Even if you can't buy a $100,000 house outright, the loan is much more manageable, as are the expenses of home projects you can finance.