Our friends at Santander Bank have supplied us with some stats from 2015 that you may find interesting:
Average age of homebuyer: 44 years old.
Median Income: $86,100
Marital Status: 67% Married, 15% Single females, 9% Single Males, 7% Unmarried Couples.
42% of buyers 1st step was looking for a new home online.
86% if recent buyers financed their home purchase.
46% of buyers saved for their down payment in 6 months or less.
Buyers continue to see building a new home as a good financial investment.
These are averages and medians so do not think you must meet any of these as a criteria. It is more informational.
As you can see, marital status shows a wide variety of buyers, and the “average” age can be deceiving since many “baby boomers” are now in the market for homes.