A record number of homes are being sold to single people, and especially single women. According to the National Association of Realtors, single women accounted for 20 percent of all home buyers last year, while unmarried men made up 12 percent. Low interest rates and high affordability make it a great time to purchase a home and excess supply means buyers have options. The surge in unmarried buyers is among the more positive trends in housing and, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies, can be attributed to a desire for more space, a location closer to work or family, and wanting a place to call home. More here.