Last year the share of single women fell to its lowest point since 2002s 15%, but this year they seem to be making a comeback. However, while men may be slower to enter the market, homes owned by single men have a 10% greater value and appreciate 16% more than homes held by single women, according to an analysis released by Realty Trac. Single women aren’t the only ones increasing their share in the market although first-time homebuyers have been decreasing every year for three straight years, 2016 seemed to bring an end to the trend, according to the survey.
- Single women represented 17% of the market this year, the highest point since 2011.
- Single women for years have indicated a strong desire to own a home of their own, as well as an inclination to live closer to friends and family.
- Those under age 35 made up 61% of first-time buyer transactions.
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