First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way | Keeping Current Matters

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2018 at 54% of all buyers. It is no surprise that buying a home is more attainable with two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs.

However, many couples are also deciding to buy a home before spending what would be a down payment on a wedding. Last year, unmarried couples accounted for 16% of all first-time buyers.

If you’re single, don’t fret! Single women made up 18% of first-time buyers in 2018, while single men accounted for 10% of buyers. One recent article pointed 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 2018 by percentage of all buyers, income, and age:

First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

You may not be that much different than those who have already purchased their first homes. Meet with a local real estate professional today to determine if your dream home is already within your grasp! Call: Deborah D’Errico, Keller Williams Realty 813-679-1365 debderrico@kw.com