A recent survey shows that single home owners value home ownership, and they value the financial investment.

In 2013, nearly one-third of real estate purchases were made my single home owners. According to Realtor.org, a Century 21 survey revealed in addition to making a financial investment, single home owners also wanted to stop paying rent and thought the timing was right to buy a home.

According to the survey on Realtor.org, single home owners said the hardest part of buying a home was making an offer and negotiating a price, getting a mortgage, moving, closing and finding a home.

When deciding which home to buy, home owners said space and square footage was the most important, followed by a yard and proximity to work or school.