Single Women as Home Buyers

Single working women are poised to become a financial powerhouse: single women between 25 and 30 are earning more than single men, and women’s earned income is growing faster, according to www.womenhomeowners.com.  Even coming out of the current recession, women are positioned better: 82% of job losses affected men, according to the New York Times.  For the first time ever, women make up over 50% of the work force.

Consider these home buying statistics from NAR:

  • Single female buyers accounted for nearly twice as large a share as single male buyers for both first-time buyers (24 and 12 percent) and repeat buyers (17 and 9 percent).
  • Twenty percent of recent home buyers were single females, and 10 percent were single males.
  • More women (15.5 million) than men (11.8 million) lived alone. Among these, women were more likely than men to own their homes (56% vs. 47%).

But is the home purchase process different for women? What about with other financial decisions like choosing a mortgage, or investment and retirement planning?  How should a single woman prioritize?  How does she protect her assets going forward?

Come hear from an expert panel of women professional in the fields of financial planning, mortgages, real estate, and conflict resolution. Learn from the experiences of others, discover your options at any stage of life, and make wise financial decisions.

Women, Wisdom & Wealth

Wednesday, March 10, 2010  6:30 – 7:30 pm

Pimmit Hill Regional Library, Falls Church, VA

** This is an educational seminar. There is no cost or obligation; however, you must be registered.  Contact us to register for the session. **

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