More first-time homebuyers are going it alone: Singles are taking the plunge (Culture Map0

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By Lindsey Wilson

It used to be that purchasing your first home was something that typically happened after marriage. Now, according to Zillow, that’s no longer the case.

An analysis done by the real estate website that uses buyer characteristics based on the federally-funded Panel Survey of Income Dynamics shows that nowadays only 40 percent of first-time homebuyers are married, compared to 52 percent two decades ago.

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