All the Single Ladies Are Buying All the Homes by M. Reynolds
(Link): All the Single Ladies Are Buying All the Homes by M. Reynolds
….. According to the raft of data presented by the Washington Post, women are buying houses more so than men not for one specific reason, but for a handful.
….Single women view the purchase of a home as an investment. Single women are more concerned with the rising of rents across this great nation of ours.
Single women—not just younger ones, but single women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s—“are tired of living in apartments and now feel confident enough to buy a new home.” Single women, it seems, have taken Virginia Woolf’s statement about a room of one’s own to heart, and are very much out here,doing it for themselves.
Homeowner Colleen Fleming spoke to the Washington Post and said that despite the obvious investment opportunity, she wanted to buy her own place because she “had gotten to the point where I wanted having a place that’s really mine, where I could make the changes I wanted.”
Men, on the other hand, are less likely to own homes by themselves, but there isn’t as much research out on that phenomenon. Some speculated to the paper that the reason this was is because men are “less comfortable” staking themselves to a job market or a geographical location and would rather have the freedom to roam at will, renting until further notice.