All the single lady (buyers) pack a punch in the housing market

  • According to NAR's latest annual Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers, single women are scooping up property more often than their male counterparts.
  • For this group, developing savings and facing dual-income couples in bidding wars are some of the biggest challenges.
  • BHGRE president Sherry Chris recommends that this demographic select agents well-versed in the local market and well-connected in the agent community.

Selma Hepp is on the hunt for that rare thing: a small affordable house in the hot south Los Angeles market. As Pacific Union International’s chief economist and vice president of business intelligence, Hepp is no slouch in knowing her financial options. And while she isn’t shopping alone, she’s also not part of the more traditional crowd who take the plunge after tying the knot.