10 prime markets for first-time homebuyers

Special report: Prices still falling in most top markets

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A new special report by Inman News reporter Andrea Brambila, "10 Prime Real Estate Markets for First-Time Buyers," identifies the 10 metro markets with the greatest share of first-time homebuyers relying on mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in 2011.

As might be expected, the markets were more affordable than average — eight out of 10 boasted median sales prices that were less than the national median of $162,000 during the first quarter of 2012.