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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.