Are you a single woman looking to own your own home? If so, you might want to check out a series premièring on HGTV Canada called Buy Herself, hosted by Sandra Rinomato .
Single women have quietly shifted from being a niche segment to a significant portion of the real-estate market; they're now responsible for an estimated 25 per cent of home purchases in Canada, according to Rinomato. (What a change from the bad old days, when banks wouldn't even loan to a woman without a male co-signer.) But buying a new home solo isn't easy for anyone, and Rinomato, who owns her own full-service brokerage in Toronto, lends her expertise to single women preparing for the biggest purchase of their lives. Each show features one woman looking for her own property, while Rinomato counsels her on what to expect .