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Single women drive female home buying.
Single women drive female home buying.
Photo: Marko Geber/Getty Images

When it comes to buying homes in SA, a lot of the activity is driven by women, especially in the sectional title sector, a press statement reveals. 

BetterBond CEO Carl Coetzee said female buyers currently made up 43% of the company's successful home loan applicants, compared to 2010, when that number stood at 14%. 

According to Just Money, a 2021 data report from Experian revealed 51% of credit-active consumers were women. A good credit score is necessary when applying for a bond, so with that reasoning, it would make sense women would account for a significant portion of BetterBond's successful applicants. 

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