“After buying a house, I feel more secure in this city.”
In her third year of working in Shanghai, Li Jing, a 35 year old executive of e-commerce enterprise, paid the down payment for the house purchase together with the 400000 yuan saved and 100000 yuan sponsored by her parents in 2012 and bought a house with a total price of 1.22 million in Puxi outer ring road.
Li jingnv was 26 when she bought a house. Like most outsiders working in big cities, she wanted to “have a shelter”. She told reporters that five years later, with the growth of age, she felt that the house was not only a habitat, but also a safe haven. “Only the house is the guarantee of future life”.
Since ancient times, the house has been a sign of Chinese people’s settling down. In the past, buying a house or owning a house under his name has always been the basis for men to start a family and business. Now, with women’s income gradually sharing equally with men, the concept of independent life has become stronger and stronger. More and more single young women in China have joined the army of house buyers.
It is the “gas station” of struggle
According to the latest survey report on women’s living status in 2021 released by China Internet real estate research platform Shell Research Institute, the proportion of women buying houses in 30 key cities in China has increased from 45.60% in 2017 to 47.54% in 2020. Among them, the proportion of women buying houses in Shenzhen, Tianjin and Chongqing has surpassed men and become the main force in the local real estate market.
The rise of Chinese single women buying a house has a variety of reasons.
Li jingnu is in charge of the company’s sales business. She spends half a year developing new businesses everywhere. Playing games with all kinds of customers inevitably makes her physically and mentally tired.
“For some time, I was so tired that I really wanted to give up. His performance was good and his EQ was high. To put it bluntly, he had to be able to pretend and endure.” She said quickly, “I never expose my negative emotions, because everyone is used to me in front of that person. Only when we get home and return to our own house can we unload everything and return to the real me.”
“I will make myself a pot of tea or a pot of porridge. Sometimes I will buy back a lot of hot pot ingredients. I will drink and eat slowly, watch the live broadcast, reconcile with myself, and then cheer myself up. I will tell myself that you have a place in this city of more than 24 million people.”
It is not only a shelter in a big city, but also an investment
At the age of 27, Hu Rui (36, an Internet practitioner), with the support of his parents, bought the first suite in Beijing and the second suite two years ago.
When interviewed, when she heard about single women buying houses, her first reaction was: “is there any difference between single women buying houses and single men buying houses? Buying a house is like buying stocks and funds. It’s just an investment means with a larger amount. ”
She said that most of the single women around bought a house because “they have to buy a house whether they get married or not”. Then she asked, “isn’t it a failure for 35 + single women if they don’t have their own housing?”
Chen Meijuan (26 years old, from Chengdu), who works for a credit company in Lujiazui, Shanghai, just bought a second-hand house of about 90 square meters in Baoshan district last month, with a full payment of 6 million yuan, a down payment of 2 million yuan sponsored by her parents and a loan of 4 million yuan. She told this newspaper that in addition to self occupied housing, she is also optimistic that there is still room for rising house prices in Shanghai.
Single young women in China are increasingly able to buy houses, and developers have turned their target customers from just in need men to single young women. Some developers play the advertising gimmick of “women should be self-improvement and buy Suites before marriage”, so as to cater to the tide of single women buying houses.
Reprint indicated source：Spark Global Limited information