A new survey* suggests that, last year, single women made up 20% of all home buyers; single men only accounted for 12%. And by single, I mean unmarried or divorced. So what does all this mean?
Well, according to some folks who have been weighing in, the reason single women are buying more homes is because of women’s deep-rooted concept of home and what it represents.
Why single women buy more homes
According to the National Association of Home Builders, this is the perfect time for single women to buy a new home, what with the interest rates at historic lows.
And home builders are starting to build with single women in mind – gourmet kitchens, extra security features and backyards that require almost no maintenance.
Single women, it seems, are also quite savvy when it comes to purchasing a home, asking the right questions and making informed decisions.
According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies, the top three reasons single women are buying homes in record numbers are:
3- Single women want to relocate closer to a job or family
2- Single women need more space
1- Single women have a strong desire to nest
The real reasons single women buy more homes
What do I think? Well, I’m glad you asked. I think that single women are buying more homes on their own because, to start, they work full time and make enough money to do so.
Second, it may not be their life’s mission to find a man to settle down with and have children.
Instead, single women are living their lives independently and have the mentality that, if a man comes along, great, they already have a home for them to live in, and if a man doesn’t come along, well, they have their beautiful sanctuary all to themselves
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