Number of Single Person Households Increasing

Just 100 years ago less than 6% of all households consisted of a single person living alone, but in 2013 that had increased to 28%. Now single person households are the second most common household type. According to data from the US Census Bureau, there are now more single households than married households with minor

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More People Choosing to Live Alone

Recent figures from the National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2012 shows that one quarter of all home purchases last year were bought by single people, and interestingly twice as many single women purchased property as single men. In comparison, in 1970, people living alone accounted for just 17% of households.

First-Time Buyers Keeping it Small

As first-time buyers begin their hunt for a home, a couple of priorities seem to dominate their thoughts more than anything else – keeping things small and affordable.

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