What makes a state great for homeowners? According to SmartAsset, a personal finance site, home price growth as well as affordability, and low foreclosures, property taxes, closing costs, and low burglary rates are among the characteristics that make homeownership an attractive investment.
To find all of that, you may want to look in the Midwest, according to the analysis. But Western regions also hold quite a few spots on SmartAsset’s “Best States for Homeowners” list this year. Check out which states landed at the top of the list: