This buyer's market provides a strong position for buyers - and the Phoenix/Mesa area ranks as one of the ten ten markets to buy in this year!  If you've been waiting to buy, now may be the time!

Top 10 Markets for First-Time Home Buyers by Rank

MSA Median
Listing 
Price
YOY % 
Change
Total
Listings
Median
Age of
Inventory
Un-
employment
rate
1. Pittsburgh, PA $135,000 0.00% 11,026 128 5.70%
2. Tampa-St. 
Petersburg-
Clearwater, FL
$169,900 13.34% 21,062 88 5.90%
3. Philadelphia, 
PA-NJ(NJ)
$174,900 0.00% 10,656 141 6.40%
4. Fort Worth-
Arlington, TX
$175,000 3.61% 8,433 67 5.40%
5. Orlando, FL $191,900 12.95% 13,425 81 5.50%
6. Jacksonville, FL $198,000 1.59% 9,787 95 5.60%
7. Philadelphia, 
PA-NJ(PA)
$219,000 1.86% 21,909 121 6.40%
8. Dallas, TX $224,900 12.45% 15,887 57 5.40%
9. Raleigh-Durham-
Chapel Hill, NC
$227,500 5.81% 9,435 98 4.90%
10. Phoenix-
Mesa, AZ
$244,900 13.96% 23,654 59 6.20%
Source: Realtor.com