New England cities tend to have higher housing costs due to their geographical location, however, the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, breaks this stereotype by offering affordable housing options for homebuyers everywhere.
In our new report, the ConsumerAffairs Research Team ranked Barnstable Town, Massachusetts at #8 for the best city for first-time homebuyers because of its low unemployment rate and housing prices.
Take a look at our map for more rankings on the best cities for first-time homebuyers.
View the full report to see a detailed description of the best and worst cities for first-time homebuyers.
How did we find this data?
To determine the best metro areas for first-time homebuyers, ConsumerAffairs analyzed 9 factors related to finances (50% weighting) and quality of life (50%). After scoring factors based on the latest available data for 153 major metros, an overall ranking was calculated. We also polled first-time homebuyers to uncover the top factors that guide their new home selections.
To access the full data, see our media kit which also contains full downloadable graphics and citation guidelines. Please let me know if you have any questions or want to set up an interview!
Theodoxa Baker | Digital PR Intern