Where does Florida Rank in the Best States for Homeowners?

Housing policies at the state level can have a significant impact on homeowners. State regulations regarding taxes, insurance and mortgage lending affect home prices and the costs of ownership. Likewise, the economic conditions in a given state can have a profound impact on local housing markets.
Ake, for example, North Dakota. Last decade, while the rest of the country suffered through a foreclosure crisis, North Dakota’s cities remained unscathed, buoyed by the state’s strong economy.
So which states have the best environment for homeownership? To answer that question, SmartAsset looked at nine different metrics reflecting the costs and benefits of homeownership across all 50 states. We took a holistic view of housing in each state, taking into consideration everything from property taxes to foreclosure rates to affordability. (Read more about our methodology below.)
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