If Men and Women Are More Similar Than Not, Why Do They Feel Differently About Homeownership?

The unique challenges women have faced in the past and continue to face today make owning a home a tangible sign of success for a woman. A woman’s home is a space to creatively express desires and dreams and to evoke certain feelings. From a practical standpoint, it’s an investment and source of security that remains a constant regardless of her marital status.

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Settling Up in Cincinnati, a Top City for Single Women Homebuyers

June is National Homeownership Month. This article is part of an ongoing series focusing on different aspects of women’s homeownership.


Single Women Outpace Men in Homeownership


In our 2018 Women in the Housing and Ecosystem Report, we found women have outpaced single men in homeownership consistently since 1986. This trend has most likely sustained because the reasons women seek homeownership are powerful, both from an economic and an emotional standpoint.

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Power-up Your Policymaking

How to turn your passion into action from boosting your local engagement or running for office

“This woman’s place is in the House-the House of Representatives”-Bella Abzug

It’s no new news that although we comprise a little over half the human population, women are severely underrepresented in both politics and business. Although great strides have been made and new fissures and cracks appear every day in that storied glass ceiling, for the busy everyday woman, moving from awareness to engagement can seem daunting. Continue reading

One Tough Mother: How Single Mothers are Defining the Homebuying Process

June is National Homeownership Month. This article is part of an ongoing series focusing on aspects of women’s homeownership.

“Despite the stereotypes that insist women care more about marriage than men do, it may actually be the single life that women embrace more than men,” says Professor Bella DePaulo, social scientist, author, and expert on elective single life, going on to say that unmarried women may be likelier than men to create a lifestyle around singledom.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018

Today Americans observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday occurring every third Monday in January, in honor of the life and achievements of a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement almost three decades ago.

Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and Nobel Laureate, advocated for civil rights and against racial discrimination in federal and state law through nonviolent activism. Introduced shortly after his assassination in 1968, the holiday was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 and first observed in 1986. This was the first national holiday to commemorate an African American.

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Leading the Way Toward Gender Equality

On a stormy Thursday in January I had the honor of attending a meeting at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science on the financial position of women in the European Union (EU). Experts and policy makers from 14 EU Member States gathered in The Hague to talk about the economic independence of women in their respective countries.

In the Netherlands, but also in other EU countries, we see more and more women obtaining degrees in higher education and finishing their degrees faster than men. However, this educational outperformance is not reflected in our current labor market. The Netherlands Institute for Social Research has conducted research at the request of the Emancipation Department of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science that focuses on the early career phase of young women and men in the Netherlands. The first steps young professionals take in the labor market can be instrumental to the trajectory of their careers and possibily offer an explanation for the current position of women in the workforce.

The study conducted by the Netherlands Institute for Social Research shows that in the first 18 months after obtaining a degree, there are no significant differences between young women and men in regards to becoming employed. However, what is significant is that in the 18-26 age group, working women are less often working full-time than men. The differences are striking with just under 40 percent of women working full-time, compared to 70 percent of men.

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LIVE Updates: 2017 NAWRB Conference – Your Personal Life: Impacting Others

Monda Webb screened her award-winning short film, “Zoo (Volkerschau),” which is based on the last known human zoo in Brussels, Belgium at the World’s Fair in 1958. Webb described the process of making the film, of sacrificing things like her home in order to be able to complete the production and submit it to festivals.

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Pamela D. Pujo, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Wins NAWRB Conference Giveaway!

NAWRB is happy to announce Pamela D. Pujo, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Haynes and Boone, LLP, as the winner of the NAWRB Conference giveaway held by Roaring Thirty Award Winner, NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman and Principal Broker-Owner of Arbrook Realty, Rosalind Booker.

Pujo won a complimentary pass to the 4th Annual NAWRB Nexus Conference and Gala taking place July 16th-19th at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa.

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What’s the Real Reason Women Get Paid Less than Men?


Despite the amazing progress of the past century, women continue to struggle with a lack of pay parity. Currently, women working full-time earn just 80 cents for every dollar a man earns—that’s $10,470 less annually—and the elimination of the gender pay gap has largely stalled over the past 15 years. A recent Wells Fargo report delves in to the real reasons women are still paid less than men.

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African-American History Month: February 2017


American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week as a way of celebrating and honoring the contributions by people of African descent to our country. Taking place for the first time on February 12, 1926—intended to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln—this celebration was observed for many years during the second week of February.

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