According to theNational Association of REALTORSmost recentProfile of Home Buyers & Sellers,married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable.
But, many couples are also deciding to buy a home before spending what would be a down payment on a wedding, as unmarried couples made up 14% of all first-time buyers last year.
If you’re single, don’t fret!Single women made up 18% of first-time buyers in 2016, while single men accounted for 8% of buyers. One recentarticlepointed to a sense of responsibility and commitment that drives many single women to want to own their home, rather than rent.
Here is the breakdown of all first-time homebuyers in 2016 by percentage of all buyers, income, and age:
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Author:Bonnie Lelak Phone: 404-788-2580 Dated: February 18th 2017 Views: 69 About Bonnie: Experience with regular home sales, short sales, foreclosures, HUD homes, no down payment program ho...
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