First-time home buyers in the U.S. are running into a wall of unaffordability, including many millennials, according to a new survey.

Sixty-one percent of those looking to buy their first home say they are having trouble finding a property they can afford, according to a survey of people considering buying a home by LendingTree, the online loan company.

The survey focused on people age 22 and older—a group that included many millennials, a generation comprising those between the ages of 22 and 37.

"The biggest stressor for many of today's first-time home buyers is home affordability," LendingTree said in a press release.

Millennials are feeling the affordability pinch the hardest because they are at an age where people are normally starting a family and looking to purchase their first home.

However, millennials are bucking tradition somewhat, with many of them looking to own a home before they get married, according to Lending Tree. Nearly 25 percent of millennial buyers want to own a home before getting married, and 43 percent of all 2,095 first-time buyers surveyed are single, according to LendingTree.

The struggles of millennial home buyers isn't surprising considering recent data pointing to a national home inventory shortage, LendingTree noted.

The National Association of Realtors reported that, as of the end of February, there was a three-and-a-half-month supply of homes for sale, lower than the six-month supply that is considered a balanced market for both home buyers and sellers.

The association also reported in March 2018 that millennials accounted for about 36 percent of all U.S. home sales for the previous year.

Compounding the problem for first-time buyers, particularly millennials early in their careers, is that many of them haven't built up their credit scores to an ideal level, according to LendingTree. More than 25 percent have poor credit ratings, according to the survey, and only 15 percent have a score of 740 or higher.

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