A Century 21 survey found that three-quarters of single homeowners aged 25-50 said becoming a homeowner was at least “fairly important,” with almost half (45 percent) of single homeowners saying it was “very important” for them to become a homeowner. Single homeowners said the top three factors that best described their motivation for purchasing a home were: They viewed it as an investment in their financial future; got tired of paying rent; and it felt like the right time. In addition, nearly two-thirds of single homeowners (64 percent) say they overcame a roadblock in order to purchase their home.