About 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, Ogden is the most affordable metro area to buy a home in the U.S. This is the first time Ogden tops the Housing Opportunity Index. The city offers an enviable combo: Incomes are 10% higher than the national median, while home prices are about 14% lower.
Ordinarily in places growing as quickly as Ogden -- the population has jumped 24% since 2000 -- demand for housing pushes prices higher. But much of the land here is on the now-exposed bed of the shrinking Great Salt Lake, meaning it's easy and cheap to build on. A new three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home might go for as little as $130,000.
New residents are flocking to these 10 cities, which added the largest number of residents last year, according to Census Bureau.
|Overnight Avg Rate||Latest||Change||Last Week|
|30 yr fixed||4.01%||4.04%|
|15 yr fixed||3.11%||3.18%|
|30 yr refi||4.00%||4.03%|
|15 yr refi||3.11%||3.16%|
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