A new report from the National Association of Realtors reveals that unmarried women who live alone are among the top buyers of single-family homes, accounting for fully 25 percent of all 2012 purchases. According to Realtor.com, sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg identifies young adults ages 18 to 34 as the fastest-growing population of people living alone; and females make up most one-person households. Meanwhile, Census data shows that single women have outshone their male counterparts in the homeownership department since at least 1982. Middle-aged women are boosting their purchasing power; but ladies under the age of 35 appear to be putting off homeownership until later, according to a July report from Redfin. The brokerage also names the top U.S. cities for single successful women who have the means to buy a home, with Arlington, Va.; Alexandria, Va.; Cambridge, Mass.; Washington, D.C.; and San Francisco heading the list. | Read More