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Calling all the single ladies: Cincinnati ranks best in US for single female homebuyers

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 09:28:00-04

CINCINNATI -- All the single ladies should be coming to Cincinnati if we're to believe a recent ranking from Owners.com.

The "Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville" metropolitan area ranked as top in the nation for single women looking to buy a home.

The analysis looked at housing affordability in comparison to women's income as well as factors like crime rates, average cost of dinner for two and walking and transit scores, according to The Washington Post.

“There is a noticeable shift toward more single women entering the real estate market, particularly given lower unemployment rates, rising incomes and the value placed on home ownership,” said Phil Karp, senior manager of brokerage services at Owners.com. 

Single women made up 17 percent of home buyers in 2016, while single men represented a 7 percent share of buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors.