Survivorship bias? Literally.

From the NY Post:

Single women are outpacing men in homeownership

All the single ladies … are buying property. 

Indeed, a recent study found that single women are outpacing single men in homeownership. 

This new trend has come as a shock to many — and is bound to have long-term effects on the financial market and generations to come. 

Single women own roughly 10.7 million homes in America, compared to 8.1 million owned by single men, according to a recent analysis from LendingTree that looked at 2021 census data. 

The surprising development has spread nearly all across the country, with single women being more likely to own a home in 48 of 50 states — all but North and South Dakota.

Women dominate ownership at the highest rates in southern states like Louisiana, Alabama and South Carolina, which typically have cheaper home prices. 

Meanwhile, Florida, Delaware and Maryland reported the widest gender gap among single homeowners. The Sunshine State has a 4.55% gap equating to 262,000 more single women owning homes than men. 

North Dakota and South Dakota, the sole states where single men own more homes than single women, are known to be homes to job markets saturated with male-dominated professions, such as oil rigging and construction.

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42 Responses to Survivorship bias? Literally.

  1. grim says:

    How can you do this kind of study and not look at age as a factor here?

    How many are either the single male or single female homeowners simply those who have outlived their spouse? Hardly a ‘market driving trend’.

  2. dentss dunnigan says:


  3. Phoenix says:

    “I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.”

    Zsa Zsa Gabor

  4. leftwing says:

    Boom. Phoenix wins the prize. Graph single domicile homeownership by gender over a timeline with divorce rates…

    Unless you have an excellent lawyer, bulletproof balance sheet, and flexible job she and the kids reside in your formerly jointly owned home and you are in the equivalent of the Bachelor Arms in the Simpsons

  5. Libturd says:

    “The Sunshine State has a 4.55% gap equating to 262,000 more single women owning homes than men.”

    There’s your proof. Oldest state in the nation.

  6. Chicago says:

    Client’s son-in-law’s car makes the news.

  7. leftwing says:

    I don’t know why this made me laugh…..

  8. Libturd says:

    Don’t Fight the Fed!

  9. leftwing says:

    Silly Rabbit…you believed you had freedom of thought….

    Well, technically, you do so long as it is micro-approved by some community college kid checking boxes on “four corner” timestamps…actually maybe so long as some Indian kid in a windowless room hired by Grim’s prior employer is doing so.

    This makes my stomach turn….why the fuck in the world does some little fucking moron have the ability/right to block what someone wants to say to me that I want to hear and evaluate? Porn, I get it. Incitement to violence, I get it. But this? Who the fuck are they? Who gives them that right?

  10. Very Stable Genius says:

    “ Victoria and Jonathan Regor each contributed $2,800—the max amount—to George Santos’ first bid for a House seat.

    Their listed address was 45 New Mexico Street in New Jersey.

    Various databases suggest those names don’t exist.
    Neither does that address. “

  11. Phoenix says:

    Who the fuck are they? Who gives them that right?

    LW, come on man.

    You know by now it’s not about rights. I watched mine taken away from me in a matter of seconds. No one was interested in the truth.

    I was changed permanently. What I teach my child is also. I no longer go under the previous guidance program that used to reside in my head.

    Back to corps-they own your government-they control all of us. We allow it.

  12. Fast Eddie says:

    Very Unstable Democrat,

    What happened to all the TDS stuff? Santos is the best you can do? It’s like, not even news worthy. No wonder why the liberal stations are tanking. Aren’t they talking about January 6th erect1ons and stuff or has that finally flamed out? Any collusion things going on? I guess you guys are fatigued. Too bad O’Biden wasn’t a Republican, you gals would have endless material!

  13. Phoenix says:

    Motorola, once again bringing the truth to life:

    California cops shoot dead double amputee, 36, as he tries to run away from them on his stumps.

    Police department says officers feared he was going to ‘throw his knife at them’

  14. Chicago says:

    Fight the pow(d)er:

    Rap icon Flavor Flav: I spent $2,600 a day on crack for 6 years straight

  15. Ex says:

    To be fair his talent/contribution to
    Music is nil.

  16. leftwing says:

    IBD article seems to be updated real time…kudos to them, much better than the WSJ where dated content hangs around beyond relevance but…

    As in my year end prediction we are going to be inundated with microdata day-in and day-out and the major challenge will be to tune most of it out and have the ability to zoom out…

    To that extent great for IBD reporting that data point this morning but it isn’t of enough relevance for me and certainly not predictive enough since it was basically tertiary and on forecast to get me to act on it ahead of two major events this week (Fed, earnings) especially in a trade that is 50/50 with an equal money payout in an 18 VIX environment at this price level…

    As I mentioned I’ve given away potentially 1/3 of my remaining return on my SPX holdings but in return I am guaranteed a 10% return in less than a year down to about 295 with no mark-to-market delta (ie, I stay nearly a constant amount green no matter where SPX goes in the intervening time). Ditto similar trade for META (19% guaranteed down to 85 little mark-to-market delta). I’m more than willing, hell actually desire, to take singles and doubles to 4400 or so then I’ll re-evaluate, without losing appreciable ground and without the downside.

    Asymmetric leveraged directional defined risk trades….said it here for years. Give away the long tail opportunity for eliminating most short tail risk while increasing the probability under the fat part of the curve enhanced with leverage….those are odds I like, not 50/50 at 18 VIX….

    What do you think the probability is of hitting 4400/4800 by year end? My screen says probability of touching 4400 by year end is 56% and 4800 is 18%. I’ll wait out the 50/50 event and evaluate where we are at that time if we get there…..

  17. Ex says:

    Failed Republican candidate Kari Lake could face felony charges in Arizona after tweeting out pictures of voters’ signatures, as a criminal referral was sent by Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes.

    Lake, who lost Arizona’s gubernatorial race to Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs by over 17,000 votes, has yet to concede, claiming that the 2022 election was stolen from her by widespread voter fraud.

    In Lake’s election lawsuit, which was dismissed in court last month by Judge Peter Thompson, the former candidate endorsed by ex-President Donald Trump alleged that printing issues with voter machines in Maricopa County disenfranchised same-day voters. Thompson ruled in December, however, that Lake’s legal team did not provide clear evidence of election workers intentionally interrupting the vote.

  18. Fast Eddie says:

    could face felony charges
    could be indicted
    could be investigated
    could be interrogated
    could be searched

    All bombshells that are never bombshells, brought to you by the bogus, fake, cooked-up, misleading, invalid and distorted left.

  19. Ex says:

    12:39 we get it. You’re just not that into reality.

  20. Libturd says:

    Is this what this blog has been reduced to? Not lying, because I kind of like it.

  21. JCer says:

    Eddie, meanwhile as batsh*t as Kari Lake seems that election in AZ stinks to high heavens, she lost by 17k votes in an election where they had widespread issues at polling places that just happened to be under the jurisdiction of Hobbs. That is totally within the margin of error and in a fair election without willful voter suppression I’d bet Hobbs loses. But who knows all that we know is there certainly were irregularities and based on polling Hobbs should have been lost by a significant margin.

    Ex is this what it has come to, do the Democrats think we live in the USSR, Communist China or Hoxha’s Albania where we just jail our political opponents because perhaps they might find evidence of crimes commited?

  22. Fast Eddie says:


    Liberals wouldn’t spit to give a dying baby a drink if it meant lost votes and power. As faulty as the republicans may be, the other side is downright despicable. They have a ground game and war machine despots and dictators can only dream about.

  23. Ex says:

    My bet is that Trump’s “perfect” phone call to try to fond 11,000 more votes in GA will be his waterloo. A nice conviction there will mean he’ll never hold public office again. He deserves to rot in prison. But we all know he won’t. Maybe he will move to Russia….

  24. OC1 says:

    Lake lost because, as Jcer noted, she is “batsh*t”.

    “Lake lost 33,000 in Maricopa County alone who voted for Republicans in down-ballot races. Those 33,000 voters who backed Republicans elsewhere on the ballot voted for Democrat Katie Hobbs for governor instead.”

  25. Hold my beer says:

    Looks like we’re going to be stuck in the house until Thursday, possibly Friday. Ice storm’s time in our area has been extended until Thursday morning.

  26. 3b says:

    Anyone have any thoughts on Lenovo Chromebook idea pad? I need some basic thats good. I can get it for around $300.00. Thanks.

  27. Ex says:

    Lenovo is quality. Acer make a nice unit too.
    (ex-hardware guy….Lenovo ‘was’ IBM )

  28. No One says:

    Eddie, Dying babies need to drink Pedialyte, not politician spit anyway. Politician captured on film spitting on a baby, their political career is so over.

    Dream Studio, create a photograph of Joe Biden spitting on a baby
    They block it!

  29. 3b says:

    Ex: Thanks

  30. Ex says:

    The expression Gary is trying to coin is:

    “They wouldn’t cross the street to piss on “X” if they were on fire…”

  31. No One says:

    Actually DreamStudio allowed that prompt, though some other apps blocked it. But the image is nightmare inducing. Though they didn’t show spit. DreamStudio “Joe Biden kissing a baby HD 4K” is even more hellish.

  32. The Great Pumpkin says:

    F’ing liquidity. It’s all that really matters…

    “Why have all stocks went gangbusters recently? Well… it seems… GLJ Research LLC Investment Strategy has the answer. That is, looking at the world’s 10 largest central banks, and the change in their balance sheets over the past 2 months, we note: (a) the Fed has…drained -$150.8B, (b) the ECB has drained -$430.1B, (c) the BoJ has injected +$631.5B, (d) the BoE has drained -$16.9B, (e) the PBoC has injected +$581.3B, (f) the BoK is flat, (g) the BoC has drained -$10.5B, (h) the BCB has drained -$8.6B, (i) the SNB has injected +$54.8B, and (j) the CBC has injected +$2.3B, for a net injection of +$653.027B over the past 2 months (money that has, largely, gone into stocks). The surprise you ask? The PBoC’s +$581.3B injection over the past 2 months of course. However, based on our contacts, China is done with the massive stimulus. So… all the liquidity that China has dumped into markets over the past 2 months, which has driven stocks, is slated to end. This could be a problem for risk assets.”

  33. No One says:

    You mean like in this clip after 2min40sec?

    The boys are ready to help put out the fire!

  34. chicagofinance says:

    Nice Star Trek reference.

    No One says:
    January 31, 2023 at 5:35 pm
    You mean like in this clip after 2min40sec?

    The boys are ready to help put out the fire!

  35. Libturd says:


    Lenovo are the absolute best laptops you can buy from a value standpoint. I buy a new one every two years from them. They sometimes have sales that are outrageous and their builds are rock solid. I just got a pretty powerful ThinkPad and it’s rock solid. It was marked down from $2,200 to $1,200 and then between credit card discounts and promo codes, I was able to get it for around $850 delivered. It arrived a week earlier than they said it would too.

  36. 3b says:

    Lib: Thanks. I appreciate the recommendation. I trust your judgement and I know you know value! I will go with the Lenovo.

  37. Walking says:

    3b also take a look at dell refurbished com . They have some off lease models in the $200 range. The latitudes are pretty tough and take a beating. I have a 2017 model that I bought in 2019 that sti works well with zoom calls word excel and light Photoshop stuff. I can watch cable on one screen and do billing, scanning etc on the other screen with no lags.

  38. Fabius Maximus says:

    The comments are worth it for the Meal Team 6 and Semper Pie posts.

    Wagner’s recruiting Americans and I can think of no faster way for MAGA to make America great again than by catching one through the scuba mask in Ukraine.

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