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Survey: What single men want in an apartment
If you want to attract single men to your available rental unit, make sure you have a top-notch maintenance staff. But don't worry to much about the kitchen.
The tips come from a recently released survey of single American men conducted for Rent.com by RedShift Research last fall.
More than 69 percent of men surveyed admitted that having maintenance staff readily available is most essential in an apartment complex while only 4 percent said they needed a spacious kitchen, says Christina Aragon, director of strategy and consumer insights for the site. Another factor that draws single men in proximity to single ladies: 45 percent of single men surveyed are seeking eligible bachelorettes as neighbors. By contrast, only 17 percent of single women feel the same way.
Incidentally, most men will spend a good percentage of their salary for the right digs. Nearly two in five single men pay between 25 and 50 percent of their monthly income on rent and 7 percent pay more than half. That said, of single adult men under age 25 live free of charge with family or friends. That may come in handy for the 5 percent of single men who still ask mom to come over and clean their homes.