Special Report

Least Expensive Metro Areas to Buy a Home in the Nation

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45. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
> Median home value: $129,900
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $890 — 2nd lowest of 384 metros
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 54.3% — 73rd lowest of 380 metros (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 74.9% — 21st highest of 384 metros (tied)
> Median household income: $48,680 — 40th lowest of 384 metros

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44. Flint, MI
> Median home value: $128,900
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,199 — 96th lowest of 384 metros
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 55.1% — 85th lowest of 380 metros (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 70.0% — 96th highest of 384 metros (tied)
> Median household income: $50,389 — 65th lowest of 384 metros

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43. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
> Median home value: $128,800
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,123 — 60th lowest of 384 metros
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 48.5% — 30th lowest of 380 metros
> Homeownership rate: 71.1% — 74th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $48,329 — 32nd lowest of 384 metros

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42. Lima, OH
> Median home value: $128,700
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,097 — 46th lowest of 384 metros
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 59.9% — 176th lowest of 380 metros (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 69.9% — 98th highest of 384 metros (tied)
> Median household income: $60,429 — 180th highest of 384 metros

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41. Florence, SC
> Median home value: $128,500
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,137 — 66th lowest of 384 metros
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 51.1% — 43rd lowest of 380 metros (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 66.5% — 190th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $48,547 — 37th lowest of 384 metros