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The Best Places to Buy Your First Home in 2022

10. Maitland, Florida
> Pct. of population ages 25-34: 17.5%
> Projected home price increase, 2022: 5.4%
> Active listings, 2021: 67 per 1,000 households
> Food and drink establishments: 5.3 per 1,000 households

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9. Ferndale, Michigan
> Pct. of population ages 25-34: 15.9%
> Projected home price increase, 2022: 5.6%
> Active listings, 2021: 64.4 per 1,000 households
> Food and drink establishments: 4.9 per 1,000 households

8. Kuna, Idaho
> Pct. of population ages 25-34: 13.7%
> Projected home price increase, 2022: 7.9%
> Active listings, 2021: 160 per 1,000 households
> Food and drink establishments: 5.1 per 1,000 households

Source: Courtesy of City of Grimes, Iowa via Facebook

7. Grimes, Iowa
> Pct. of population ages 25-34: 14.6%
> Projected home price increase, 2022: 3.9%
> Active listings, 2021: 110.4 per 1,000 households
> Food and drink establishments: 5.3 per 1,000 households

Source: Courtesy of Town of Cottage Grove Wisconsin via Facebook

6. Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
> Pct. of population ages 25-34: 15%
> Projected home price increase, 2022: 3.9%
> Active listings, 2021: 60.7 per 1,000 households
> Food and drink establishments: 5.6 per 1,000 households

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