Buying a Home, Men vs. Woman

Men may be from Mars and women from Venus, but every day millions of couples must work through those differences to make life-altering decisions. Like buying a home, for instance.

International Communications Research surveyed 1,000 individuals to find out how much men and women differ in the home buying process.

Some highlights from the study:

When asked how long it took before they knew their home was “right” for them, almost
70 % of women had made up their mind the day they walked into the house, versus 62 % of men.

55% of women find it more important to be closer to their extended family than to their job, compared with only 37% of men.

64% of women said that if they found the home of their dreams but had concerns about its security, they would no longer be interested. More than half of men agreed (51 %).

When respondents were asked how they would use a spare 12x12 room, the uses that proved most popular with both men and women were bedroom, office/study and family room.
Of the 8% who indicated they would turn that spare room into an entertainment center, it was a preponderance of men leading the charge. In fact, four times as many men as women said they would use the extra space for recreation and entertainment.


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