A recent study from the National Association of Realtors, 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, shows that single women are the second highest home buying profile, behind married couples.

Single women account for 18 percent of all home buying, the report suggests, with men at only 9 percent and married couples at 63 percent.

“The report shows this is the second year in a row that single women are holding strong as home buyers,” says Roger Murphy, president of Hy-Lite, a company that produces windows made from acrylic block. “Back in 1981, the National Association of Realtors identified just 11 percent of homebuyers as single women. Look how these numbers are growing!”

The report shows 82 percent of buyers—including women—choose detached, single-family homes, which officials for Hy-Lite suggest increases the need for privacy and security features.

“However, with single women we also believe that the feelings of safety come into play in a strong way,” adds Murphy. “Everything from security systems to privacy windows in a home strengthen the likelihood that a single woman will gravitate to a particular property.”

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