Which Alabama cities are the best places for homeownership? 2 state metros make national list (Written by Lucy Berry – The Huntsville Times/al.com) Financial literacy and consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has ranked Huntsville and Birmingham-Hoover among some of the best places for homeownership in the U.S. NerdWallet, which studied 100 populous areas and categorized the winning metros by size, listed Huntsville as its No. 1 small metro and Birmingham-Hoover as its No. 9 large metro for homeownership, affordability and area growth.The city of Huntsville was lauded for having a homeownership rate of 70.9 percent, median monthly household income of $4,534 and a 1.2 percent population growth from 2011-12. The analysis also found that homeownership costs are 26.6 percent of a resident's monthly household income in Huntsville. "Huntsville is located in northern Alabama where the Army's Redstone Arsenal, Cummings Research Park and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center anchor the local economy in the technology, space and defense industries," said Jaime Ortiz, an analyst for NerdWallet. "The area is also home to the University of Alabama in Huntsville where tech-focused programs like UAH's College of Engineering train a highly skilled workforce. The deep talent pool of engineers attracts top employers likeBoeing to Huntsville, providing local residents an abundance of job opportunities. Looking forward to assisting with your journey to home ownership...Call me today to get started! For complete article visit: al.com
Author:Allison Chappell Neumann Phone: 256-529-8860 Dated: January 24th 2014 Views: 8,273 About Allison: Military Relocation Specialist
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