Pay gap hinders single women's homebuying power, study shows

  • PropertyShark and RentCafé's latest report revealed a housing gender gap in 9 cities -- meaning men can afford to buy a starter home in these cities while women cannot.
  • In these metros, women make 70 to 73 cents on the dollar.
  • There are 14 cities where singles, no matter their gender, can't afford to buy.

Low inventory and lack of access to affordable housing has been a common theme in real estate over the past year, and according to a new study by PropertyShark, single women looking to buy are disproportionately impacted by these housing woes.