The most- and least-favorable US cities for first-time buyers, according to Zillow

More-favorable markets tend to be located in the South and Midwest, according to Zillow’s First-Time Home Buyer Index. Less-affordable and faster-moving markets on the West Coast and in the Northeast, while potentially offering any number of other advantages including access to good jobs and world-class amenities, are less friendly to first-time home buyers.

Among the 50 largest U.S. metros included in this analysis, the most- and least-favorable markets for first-time buyers are:

 

Source: Zillow

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