A hot topic in the new year is home ownership. For the last few years, the housing market in America has been up and down.

Statistically, Alabama's home values in Alabama rose by 41.43% in the last 5 years according to Houzeo.

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Smart Asset says that in 2024, home values in southern states like Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina (Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Greenville) are expected to go up from 8.2% to 9.8% by July 2024.


What are the trends for the Alabama home buyers market in 2024?

185 metro areas were ranked by Smart Asset based on metrics measuring affordability, growth potential, competition, and demographics to determine the best markets for first-time home buyers.

Homebuyer Havens: The Most Affordable Cities to Buy a House

Based on that study, here are the best cities for first-time Alabama home buyers.

Alabama's Best Cities For First-Time Home Buyers

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Alabama’s Fastest-Growing Boomtown

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12 of the Top Stories published by the Tuscaloosa Thread during the final weeks of 2023. Happy New Year, Roll Tide, and thanks for reading!

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