Single women account for more real estate purchases than single men

It’s the gender gap you don’t hear so much about: Single women are buying homes and condos at what may be more than twice the rate of single males, and the trend appears to be accelerating. Consider: Single women accounted for 18 percent of all home purchases last year compared with just 7 percent by single males, according to survey data from the National Association of Realtors. This makes single women the second-largest segment in the entire home-purchase marketplace, behind married couples.

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Source: The Washington Post