Best and worst markets for first-time homebuyers, ranked

  • The best overall city for first-time homebuyers is Overland Park, Kansas, thanks to a high quality of life ranking.
  • Oakland and Miami rank as the least affordable big cities for first-time homebuyers.
  • Texas communities fill the top eight of the "real estate market" category.

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In many pockets of the country, first-time homebuyers hold the key to growth. However, young homebuyers have been a head-scratcher for some real estate experts, so WalletHub recently released a list of the most and least attractive markets for first-time homebuyers.