January 09, 2018

Mars vs. Venus and Your Home

We all know men and women generally think and behave differently, and we have the science from brain scans, controlled studies, and psychology to prove how and why. It's a fact that the way men and women see, hear, communicate and process information is different. So, it's likely that a couple looking to buy a home would have varying views on certain attributes, from appliances to the size of the backyard.

A recent Redfin study surveyed over 1,000 Americans on the features and factors that matter most when buying a home. When it comes to men vs. women, some differences stand out, while others appear closer than some would expect.

While the women's list is undoubtedly far weightier, the importance of these attributes varies by less than 5% in most cases. The biggest difference among all attributes is the number of bedrooms, ranking 6.7% higher for women. In close second is accessibility to good schools, at 6.6% higher for women.

The Redfin study didn't stop with men vs. women. It also looked at different home preferences between parents vs. non–parents, Android vs. iPhone users, dog vs. cat people, and much more.

Perhaps men and women think more alike than predicted when it comes to home sweet home. Learn more about finding the right home at My Home by Freddie Mac®.

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