Home ownership isn't just for families anymore.  National Association of Realtors' statistics show that single adults made 32-percent of all real estate purchases last year.  Three-quarters of the singles answering a Century 21 poll say home ownership is "fairly important," including 45-percent who consider it "very important."  Sixty-four-percent "overcame a roadblock" to buy as home.

Sixty-percent say they would eat out less often to become a homeowner, while 54-percent would spend less on entertainment and 51-percent would trim their vacation budget.  But 24-percent wouldn't make any lifestyle changes to accommodate a home purchase.  The top considerations among single homeowners is the space, with more than 55-percent placing importance on the square footage and the yard.  Just under half keep travel times in mind, and consider the home's distance from their work or school.