Economic Policy Institute

First-time Homebuyers Less Likely to Be Married Than in Decades Past

By Leah Shafer / August 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

Who needs a spouse to buy a first house? Not too many folks anymore. According to new research from Zillow, only 40 percent of first-time homebuyers are married today, down from 52 percent in the late ’80s. Why is this? First, fewer people are getting married in general. Barely half of adults (51 percent) were married in 2011, according […]

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