One-Third of Couples Buy Homes Before Marriage

Skyrocketing home prices are driving more non-married couples to buy a home before getting hitched, according to a survey by realtor.com®. Thirty-one percent of all Americans and 41% of 18-to-34-year-olds say they’ve purchased a primary residence with someone they aren’t married to. Additionally, more than half (55%) of Americans and 68% of 18-to-34-year-olds say they would consider it. The most common co-buyers are romantic partners who are not engaged or married (15%). But Americans are also open to buying with extended family members or roommates.

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