Maybe it’s just a New York City thing, but recent statistics show that single women buy homes twice as often as single men, so reports the Real Deal.
The industry publication on Friday cited a report by the National Association of Realtors.
“Women comprised 16 percent of home buyers last year, while men were 9 percent. The gap between them started occurring in the late 1990s and has only widened. Single women have a long-term average of 20 percent,” said the Real Deal.
And, says the Huffington Post: “Despite the challenges that single lady potential homeowners face — backlash from family and friends, for example, — women are increasingly making it work.”
And the National Association of Realtors has posted a list of suggestions for potential women homebuyers giving advice on financing, home repairs and buying trends.
Now this is something to check out — and we are looking for anecdotes and stats from our local realtors.