Couples of Today are Choosing Homeownership before Marriage
Tuesday, April 23rd 2013 11:16 am

According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, commissioned by Coldwell Banker, couples today are more likely to purchase a home before they marry.

The survey showed that 25% of married couples between the ages of 18-35 bought their first home before they married. Compare this to 14% of married couples who are 45 and older and this shows a shift in cultural views toward marriage and owning a home.

According to Dr. Robi Ludwig, Coldwell Banker's lifestyle correspondent, "While life goals and expectations continue to weigh on young couples, their views of homeownership are transcending their plans of marriage and starting a family, creating a direct effect on the patterns of buying a home altogether. What we're seeing is that young couples are switching up the order and purchasing their first home regardless of whether or not they have set a wedding date. This is a huge movement within the American culture. While younger generations may be focusing more on their career, and in turn waiting longer to get married and have children, they are not delaying their dream of homeownership."