In a recent study conducted by the US Census Bureau regarding household living arrangements with adults over the last 40 years, the study found that a plurality of adults in years 1970 and 2014 resided in a household with a spouse. However, this tendency is steadily changing as new research indicates the division between married adults and adults living together is quickly narrowing.
Looking back just one year, married spouses were ahead by just 3.3 percent over non-married households. In addition, this study finds that married households have decreased by 20 percent over the past 44 years.
A separate study conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate revealed that seventeen percent of unmarried adults surveyed said they bought a home for sale or condo for sale together before getting married. 25 percent of these adults were classified as Generation Y.
A lifestyle correspondent for Coldwell Banker commented that more and more it is becoming the norm for young couples to purchase a home before walking down the aisle. This new trend is a tremendous change in attitude over the years. You can read more about this article here: