12 Facts on the Singleton Market

Guest blogger: Dick Greenwood, Director, Builder Marketing

Facts About Singleton Home Buyers

  1. Middle-aged women have become the fastest growing group of single, female homeowners, according to new research by Redfin.  The number of 45 to 54 year old single female homeowners has soared 120% from 1982 to 2012. (source: Realtor Magazine)
  2. Single females have outnumbered single men buyers of real estate since 1982 when the census began collecting data. (source: Realtor Magazine)
  3. One person households are the fastest growing type of household. (source: Urban Land Institute)
  4. Single women accounted for 20% of all home sales last year. (source: NAR)
  5. America is a solo nation—28% of all households in America consist of 1 person. (source: Urban Land Institute)
  6. Living alone in 2012—34% of adult males never married and 28% of adult females never married. (source: Urban Land Institute)
  7. In 2012, 49% of all households in America are married couples. (source: Urban Land Institute)
  8. 50% of all homes in Manhattan, New York have a single person living alone. (source: Urban Land Institute)
  9. Single women look for a home they love; single men prioritize a good value. (source: Redfin Research Special Report)
  10. Single women are less likely than single men to be buying a home for investment purposes.  (source: Redfin Research Special Report)
  11. Only 13% of single woman were interested in buying a short sale vs. 30% of single men. (source: Redfin Research Special Report)
  12. Facing rising prices, single women said they would be more likely than men to step back or to do whatever it takes to secure the home; single men said they are more likely to stay disciplined.  (source: Redfin Research Special Report)

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