Homeownership for Women: A Life-Changing Event
This Women’s History Month, we want reflect on the impact women have in our lives, and that includes the impact on the housing market. Since at least 1981, single women have bought more homes than single men each year, and they make up 17% of all households.
Why Is Homeownership So Important to Women?
The rise in women pursuing homeownership hasn’t just made an impact on the housing market. It has both financial and personal benefits for the women and their households as well.
On the financial side, housing proves to be the key to building wealth for single women. Ksenia Potapov, Economist at First American, says:
“For single women, housing has always made up a large share of total assets. Over the last 30 years, the average single woman’s wealth has increased 88% on an inflation-adjusted basis, from just over $142,000 in 1989 to $267,000 in 2019, and housing has remained the single largest component of their wealth.”
The financial security and independence homeownership provides can be life-changing. When you factor in the personal motivations behind buying a home, that impact becomes even clearer.
A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shares the top reasons single women are buying a home right now (see chart below):
Homeownership can be life-changing no matter who you are. Connect with the Just Say Home KC Team at 816-656-2816 to talk about your goals in the housing market.
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