Single women are buying up real estate. Here are some interesting facts:

 

  • Single women make up more than 20% of home buyers 
  • Single women buy twice as many homes as single men 
  • Single women make up more than one-third of the growth in real estate ownership since 1994 The demographic includes all women, including never married, divorced or widowed. From USA Today:
  • The trend is striking, because in 1981, the number of single women and single men home buyers was virtually the same. Since then, the percentage of buyers who are single women has almost doubled, while the percentage of single men buyers slipped 1 percentage point to 9% last year.

    The article goes on to say:

    “For the first time in history, women have access to the same resources men have always had — money, social status, power,” says Donald Hantula, professor of organizational psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia.

    “Women can go and acquire them on their own rather than searching for a mate to provide them. These demographic and social changes are not in line with how we adapted in the hunter-gatherer era.”

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