Single women are purchasing homes in record numbers, accounting for 22% of all homebuyers. This fact should be embraced, but we must also acknowledge the reality that female-headed households are very specific crime targets. As a young woman living alone, I know all too well the anxiety involved with approaching an empty house late at night, and the fear that persists even once I’ve made it indoors. It’s hard to know, though, when simple awareness becomes paranoia, or when rational fears turn into unrealistic worries.
This post aims to bolster your confidence as a single woman choosing to move into a new place alone. What follows is some simple advice for securing your safety, as well as tips to consider both before and after your move.Read More »