The unassuming Western city of Boise, Idaho was named the best place in the US to buy a home in 2019, according to a report by WalletHub that looked at 300 cities across the country, comparing factors like home sales, median home price growth, and job growth.
Wes Jost, senior vice president and manager of Zions Bank’s Idaho commercial real-estate group, said WalletHub’s ranking is spot-on from the perspective of an out-of-state buyer relocating to Idaho.
“Even with rising Boise home prices, our costs are still below that of many states that many new Boise residents are moving from,” Jost told Business Insider.
Of the 80,000 people who moved to Idaho in 2018, more than 21,000 were from California and many others came from states like Washington, Utah, and Oregon, according to US Census data.
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