Since June is National Homeownership Month, the National Association of Home Builders is urging Gen Y’s to invest in a home. 

More than 80% of Gen Y home buyers — people born in 1977 or later — said in NAHB’s 2012 consumer preference survey that they prefer an energy-efficient home.

“As the economy recovers and young people who had to live at home with their parents move forward with their lives and achieve their dreams of homeownership, home builders are delivering homes that cater to the floor plans, features and affordability that this generation desires,” said Rick Judson, chairman of NAHB.