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.