Garland Named 11th Best Midsize City for First-Time Home Buyers
A recent study from personal finance outlet WalletHub.com named Garland as the 11th best midsize city for first-time home buyers in the U.S.
Analysts researched the real estate market in 300 cities of various sizes to determine the most favorable housing markets for first-time buyers. The research took into account 19 key metrics, including housing affordability, real-estate tax rates and property-crime rates.
Garland ranks no. 11 among midsize cities and no. 44 overall. The city also ranked well in several other categories:
30th – Housing affordability
35th – Median home-price appreciation
45th – Cost per square foot
You can read the full findings, commentary and a description of the study’s methodology here.