Among metros with a population exceeding 300,000, Houston has been dubbed the fifth best city for first-time homebuyers.According to analysis from SmartAsset, a primary reason for Houston's ranking is its number of HUD-approved mortgage lenders, 186. This total is the largest consortium of lenders within any major market nationally, which gives residents more options when shopping for a mortgage ...
- Houston ranked fifth on SmartAsset's list this year, but was absented from last year's ranking.
- Home prices in Houston are forecasted to remain flat through September.
- Houston has the largest concentrated of HUD-approved mortgage lenders nationally.
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