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ESSENCE Poll: Would You Buy Property with Your Man Before You're Married?

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Buy a house before a wedding ring? It sounds bizarre, but according to a recent survey it happens more than you think.

A new Caldwell Banker Real Estate survey reveals that millennial couples are more likely to buy a house together before they take their wedding vows than past generations were. The housing industry is happy, but what does this say about the way younger couples are re prioritizing their dreams?

In some cases, investing in a home can feel like a longer commitment than a marriage. After all, it can be easier to finalize a divorce than to sell a home in certain markets. Are younger couples today putting the cart before the horse? Could you sign a mortgage loan before a wedding contract?

QUESTION:
Would you buy property with your boo before getting married?
Yes, I totally would
21%
No way, it's too risky
79%
Total votes: 421

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