Five Colorado Cities Top List For Best Cities For First Time Homebuyers
Five Colorado cities have topped the list for the best places for first time homebuyers according to TheStreet.com.
From TheStreet.com – As American dreams go, buying a house is still a solid strategy — and WalletHub has identified the best cities where first-time homebuyers can find the best value. Looking at the top 15 cities, there are some surprising results ahead, from geographic clusters to places that you’ve likely never heard of. The study draws together three different rankings in order to come up with a composite “score” — affordability, the local real estate market, and quality of life. As a composite score, a picture of each city emerges that has to do (essentially) with how much house you can get relative to others in your area and how great your life is because of that reality. And, why not? Our homes are extensions of ourselves, after all, and that association is never stronger than when we buy our first place.
Five Colorado cities have topped the list for the best places for first time homebuyers including: Centennial, Longmont, Westminster, Thornton, and Greeley (which is second on the list).
What’s exciting to us? Greeley, with two Horizon View Homes communities, has earned a prestigious second place on the list. Greeley’s population has grown each decade since the first U.S. Census in 1870. About an hour’s drive north of Denver, Greeley is home to about 100,000 people and the only city in the Top 15 to post single digit ranks in two categories: quality of life (fifth) and real estate market (ninth). In terms of affordability, its rank at 115 is comparable to the four other Colorado cities on the list.
About Horizon View Homes: Twice named Builder of the Year for contributions to the industry and community, and recognized as one the country’s most affordable new home builders, Desert View Homes (building as Aspen View Homes in Colorado Springs and Horizon View Homes in Northern Colorado and San Antonio) was the nation’s first recipient of the National Housing Endowment Award by the National Association of Home Builders for “exemplifying philanthropy in its truest form.”
From energy saving construction to stylish exteriors to trending interiors, View Homes (an A+ accredited member of the BBB) is dedicated to providing the best new home warranty and customer service in the industry. The recipient of theTorch Award, the BBB’s highest award for ethics and business practices, View Homes is also a two-time recipient of the AVID Customer Service Award for the highest Customer Service in the United States.
The View Homes brand of home building companies is one of the nation’s top ten fastest growing privately owned new home builders and the 67th largest home builder in the country, with divisions in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.