In the last 50 years, the average age of a woman when they first get married has risen from 20 years old to 27. Additionally, the percentage of adults 18 and older who are married has decreased from 72 percent in the 1960’s to 51 percent. With this trend, it is no wonder that single ladies have stopped waiting until marriage to purchase Florida real estate and become a homeowner. Across the nation single women have emerged as top home buyers with more single women purchasing a new home than single men. A 2012 report from the National Association of REALTORS® showed that two-thirds of female buyers purchased a single-family home. Buying a home with more than one bedroom provides the extra space needed for visiting family members or a future family, should that happen. Women have emerged a more dominant home buyer due to their overwhelming desire to have a place to call their own, which surveys have shown is typically more important to women than men. They are also more willing to sacrifice additional spending on restaurants, shopping and entertainment or are willing to pick up a second job in order to pay a mortgage. While married couples still make up the majority of home buyers, single women are not waiting on a ring to get the home of their dreams. At Highland Homes our beautiful single-family homes and townhomes are perfect for single women looking for a space to call their own. We currently offer Orlando, Tampa, Winter Haven and Lakeland new homes in more than 25 communities throughout Central Florida. With more than 40 floor plans to choose from, we are sure to have the home that meets your needs and desires. Our homes are priced from the low-$100,000s and to make purchasing a new home even more affordable, qualified buyers can purchase their home for just $99 down. For more information on our beautiful homes and how you can own a home of your own, visit the Highland Homes website today!