One is not the loneliest number when it comes to buying homes. According to a recent article on the online REALTOR Magazine, single buyers made up a fourth of ALL the home purchases last year. Currently there are 33 MILLION one-person households in the United States and is becoming an International Trend.
So, what’s the deal? Waiting to get married? Divorced? Living Longer? Yes, yes and yes.
According to Eric Klinenberg, a sociologist and author of "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone", the fastest group that are living solo are the 18 to 34 year old and of all groups, are comprised mainly of women. 18 MILLION women live alone compared to 14 MILLION men living alone; both generally in metro areas; low maintenance homes yet still place a high value on areas with high-rated schools.
“One of the largest segments of home buyers is single women, accounting for 16 percent of sales in 2012.”
According to 2010 Census Data on one person households:
40% are living on their own in San Francisco
30% are living solo in LA
So, do you want to purchase your home in the La Quinta and surrounding areas? There may be some adjustments to being a single homeowner; for one thing, all the good and bad of homeownership are yours and yours alone. Sometimes even qualifying for the purchase can be a bit more involved and stressful when you are single homebuyer, but that is where I come in. I know where you’re coming from and understand. Whether you’re a couple or single homebuyer, I will be able to help you find and purchase your home.
Contact me today – season is getting closer and now is the time to purchase so you can enjoy all season long in the Desert!