The Real Deal Miami

Few gender differences in home buying process, survey finds

August 18, 2009 01:31PM

A recent Coldwell Banker survey meant to determine gender differences in approaches to home buying found that there weren’t many. Both men and women are looking for a home office when they purchase homes, though men are more likely to want space for an entertainment center. Both men and women said the security of a potential home is a priority. Women are more likely to make up their minds about homes quickly, according to the survey, with 70 percent of women certain about a home the day they see it, compared to 62 percent of men. Fifty-five percent of women said it was more important to be closer to extended family than to work, while 37 percent of men made the same choice.