Only 23 per cent are looking to build it as an asset for the future, the survey findings show.
At the same time, merely 18 prefer a newly launched property while 58 per cent will opt for those that will be ready within a year and 24 per cent will buy ready homes.
According to the survey, 63 per cent of women prefer 2 BHK (bedroom, hall and kitchen) followed by 23 per cent preferring 3 BHK and merely 14 per cent seeking 1 BHK.
"Contrary to the increasing conservative preference for compact homes, the Indian millennial woman does not want to compromise on property size and among those seeking 2 BHKs, more than 50 per cent are seeking large-size ones," said Anuj Puri, Chairman at Anarock Property Consultants.
These trends vouchsafe that women are emerging as a critical homebuyer segment in India -- not just a niche segment -- and that marketers and developers must re-strategise their business approach to include them as a major target audience.
The rapid increase in women homebuyers across the country has also prompted the government to give them added benefits.
To empower women of the low-income segment as per the Housing for All by 2022 mission, the government has also made it mandatory for them to be either co-owners or sole owners of affordable homes.
Lower stamp duty charges, low home loan interest rates and tax deductions are some of the benefits they are entitled to while buying a property.
Puri quotes a famous saying: the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. "This is so apt today as women are excelling across sectors and increasing making their mark in a male-dominated world."
While any other relationship status may change in today's rapidly-evolving socio-economic scenario, owning a home in her name gives her the ultimate security in a changing world, said Puri.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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