Special Report

Least Expensive Metro Areas to Buy a Home in the Nation

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35. Albany, GA
> Median home value: $125,600
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,133 — 65th lowest of 384 metros
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 55.4% — 90th lowest of 380 metros
> Homeownership rate: 53.6% — 15th lowest of 384 metros (tied)
> Median household income: $40,625 — 2nd lowest of 384 metros

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34. Lawton, OK
> Median home value: $125,500
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,148 — 70th lowest of 384 metros (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 57.6% — 125th lowest of 380 metros (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 53.3% — 13th lowest of 384 metros (tied)
> Median household income: $51,332 — 80th lowest of 384 metros

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33. Macon-Bibb County, GA
> Median home value: $125,200
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,209 — 102nd lowest of 384 metros (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 55.6% — 92nd lowest of 380 metros (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 62.8% — 106th lowest of 384 metros (tied)
> Median household income: $48,435 — 34th lowest of 384 metros

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32. El Paso, TX
> Median home value: $125,100
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,296 — 164th lowest of 384 metros (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 53.7% — 67th lowest of 380 metros (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 60.5% — 62nd lowest of 384 metros (tied)
> Median household income: $48,823 — 43rd lowest of 384 metros

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31. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
> Median home value: $123,600
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,354 — 188th highest of 384 metros
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 44.2% — 8th lowest of 380 metros
> Homeownership rate: 66.7% — 181st highest of 384 metros (tied)
> Median household income: $58,818 — 186th lowest of 384 metros