Are you looking to buy a home? If so, you probably want to move somewhere that offers good long-term value. Here are some of today’s top cities for first-time homebuyers.

  1. Nashville, TN

Nashville is one of the top 10% cities for three of our four categories: home market favorability, affordability, and employment.

  1. Boise, ID

Boise, Idaho, ranked fourth in this year’s report, has been in the top third of cities for 2018. The city ranks highly across all metrics; additionally, it had a rank within the top fifteen for four individual metrics out of twelve.

  1. Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids has the 21st best price-to-rent ratio and 40th highest five-year home value appreciation.

  1. Omaha, NE

Omaha, Nebraska is ranked best for its low foreclosure rates and a March 2021 unemployment rate of 3.2%.

  1. Murfreesboro, TN

Murfreesboro, Tennessee ranks sixth-best in employment and 26th best in affordability. The city has the 13th lowest unemployment for March 2021 (4.1%) and 22nd highest household incomes change over a five-year period since 2010 (38.25%).

  1. Henderson, NV

Henderson, Nevada stands out as affordable for first-time buyers, with the median annual housing costs far below the median income.

  1. Reno, NV

Reno, Nevada ranks first in terms of employment opportunities and 43rd for livability. Reno has outpaced incomes by almost 47% over the past five years, which may allow individuals to save more money or buy a home sooner.

  1. Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach, Virginia’s favorable livability rates put it at the top of 163 cities in a recent study. Data from the 2019 County Business Patterns Survey published by the Census Bureau shows that 12% of establishments there are dedicated to dining and entertainment.

  1. Sunnyvale, CA

The attractive city of Sunnyvale, CA offers a perfect mix of living and employment opportunities to help your family thrive. Sunnyvale provides the security and amenities necessary to raise a happy family.