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Single Women View Homeownership As a Sound Financial Investment

The stereotypical female fairytale may have once been; finish school, fall in love, find a partner, buy a house, fill said house with children – but that’s an old story. Today, women are taking charge of their narrative and redefining traditional timelines. This includes buying a home before, or instead of, life partnership and children.

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) confirms that women are emerging as a driving force in real estate. Their 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reports that “single, female buyers accounted for 11% of the homes purchased in 2019”. Single women are also purchasing homes in greater numbers than single men. “7% of first-time home buyers and 18% of repeat home buyers were single women, while 7% of first-time home buyers and 8% of repeat buyers were single men.”

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