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Top 10 markets for 1st-time homebuyers

Each spring, the homebuying season heats up. For first-time buyers, the process can seem daunting when considering price, supply and demand, neighborhood desirability and, above all, location, location, location.

To make it easier, Realtor.com compiled a list of the best markets for first-time homebuyers based on median listing price, inventory, unemployment rate and age of inventory, which is an indication of demand. See which metro areas made the top 10.

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